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    Hey all,

    over the next week I will be buying two licenses to install two forums on clients sites and my question is this.

    Is there any way that I can install development versions of these sites on my local server without buying more licenses ? They won't need to be accessed outside my pc even though it does have a permanent connection.

    thanks in advance..


  • #2
    Yes you are allowed to have a test enviroment for test / dev purpuses.


    • #3
      Thanks Zachery. The next question is how? Once I put the files in place on the correct places on my development server do I need to do anything particular to get it running ? Do I use the same license number that I get when I purchase the clients license ? I thought that licenses were tied to particular ip addresses. And obviously the proper copy will be in a different location to the dev version.

      Sorry if this all sounds dense but I've only every installed the free versions of IVPB before



      • #4
        vBulletin is not tied or coded for a specific website or server. Doing so would require encryption to actually make that work.

        vbulletin is visual source, and it'd be a huge down side to encrypt our software.

        You'd install vB just like you would in a normal server situtation. The install should not be publiclicly accessable. Which means if it can be accessed via a domain / the web, it should be password protected.


        • #5
          Thanks again. I'll be putting through the purchase first thing tomorrow morning. I'll do as you suggest and password protect the directories on my dev server.

          Cheers mate,



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