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    Hi,

    this isn't exactly pre-sales as I've already got a license however wanted to ask before doing it, just incase it wasn't allowed.

    I've got my forums at "mysite.com" however I'm a little reluctant to do thinks like updates and modifications direct on that site whilst its live. Would I be allowed to have a password protected area (e.g "dev.mysite.com") that only I have access to for testing updates/mods/etc?

    I cant see any harm in it because its simply just for testing things before they are implemented into the main site.

    Thanks for your time!

  • #2
    Yes, this is allowed per your license agreement.

    One live installation

    One test installation that is not accessible by the public.

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    • #3
      yes but you are requirerd to call it "testvb"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DelphiVillage View Post
        yes but you are requirerd to call it "testvb"
        I have over the years found that to be a little arbitrary, if it isn't accessible to the public, does it really matter what the directory is called?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by poolking View Post
          I have over the years found that to be a little arbitrary, if it isn't accessible to the public, does it really matter what the directory is called?
          it does matter ...

          If you have a valid Software license, you may set up an additional test forum in order to test code, template and database modifications. To make this clear to us and our license verification procedures, place it in a directory called 'testvb' and be sure to password protect it. It must not be accessible by the general public.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DelphiVillage View Post
            it does matter ...
            That's not exactly true. My test site isn't called testvb, but something similar and while it's not even under the same domain, the licensing verification procedures have been fine with it. My .05 is that the name has to make it clear it's your test site. If they're in any way uncertain all you'll get is a nice email about it.
            Toddler from Hell

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            • #7
              Just a note for people...

              If it is NOT named in a testvb directory, your customer account gets tagged with "Possible Duplicate Use" piracy warning when you open tickets with us. We'd then have to manually verify each of the instances that is running your licensed files. It also becomes very problematic and troublesom for all of us if you don't have them properly password protected.

              So, as a rule of thumb, please be sure to put it in a testvb folder and password protect it to prevent any possible problems
              Best Regards,
              Andy Huang

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              • #8
                Ah, thanks Andy.
                I guess I've never been a problem since I've never used the ticket-system.
                Toddler from Hell

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                • #9
                  Exactly how do you do it?

                  Ok, I will make the subdirectory /testvb and password it, got that. Do I then setup my FTP and do it just like I did to install the "real" site? In other words "re-install" the whole thing in the /testvb subdirectory?

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    You could do a fresh install, or you could make a backup of your vB database, restore it to a new database and use that for the test forum.
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                    • #11
                      This should be in pre-sale message

                      I am considering to buy a license of vBulletin and have this question too. Thank to you all for your reply.

                      One more question from me to confirm my understanding: I also can install vBulletin after I purchase on my own PC to try everything before I will do it on my real production site because my PC is not accessible from public. Am I right?

                      Thank you for every reply.

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                      • #12
                        the same restictions still apply and you are wrong anybody who knows your ipadress kan access your computer

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                        • #13
                          So, can I install it on my PC in a /testvb folder and set password protect it ?

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                          • #14
                            Yes.
                            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                            • #15
                              Thank you for your support. It help me to make decision easier.

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