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    Do I need an extra licence for a subdomain e.g. x1.mysite.com?

  • #2
    Originally posted by abroad View Post
    Do I need an extra licence for a subdomain e.g. x1.mysite.com?
    Provided you want 2 installation of vB:
    Licence #1 : mysite.com
    Licence #2 : mysite.com/x1


    vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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    • #3
      Beishe is correct, each installation requires its own license.

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      • #4
        You don't need an extra license for subdomains. A subdomain is just an extension of your root domain.
        Example: My forum domain is forum.hpcommunity.co.uk , but the root domain is hpcommunity.co.uk
        That's it. If you REALLY can't say ANYTHING nice to me at all on this forum, then I am going to go insanely mad at you. I've had enough of the UNTOLD ABUSE you are all giving me and you should really be CONSIDERATE of other people.

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        • #5
          Nobody has asked the relevant question.

          Will these subdomains be running the same software, same database, same users, or will they provide unique content? If you have DIFFERENT forums in your subdomains, then you need separate copies of vBulletin. At least until a site license is offered, but none has been announced.

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          • #6
            feldon23 is quite correct. The following is an old post from Jake Bunce:

            Multiple domains and the license agreement
            Per the license agreement, you are only allowed one instance of vBulletin on one domain per vBulletin license - http://www.vbulletin.com/order/license_agreement.php


            vBulletin licence grants you the right to run one instance (a single installation) of the Software on one web server and one web site for each licence purchased. Each licence may power one instance of the Software on one domain. For each installed instance of the Software, a separate licence is required.Modifications to the software or database to circumvent the one-license-one-board rule are prohibited.


            There are many questions that come up regarding running multiple forums on multiple domains using the same installation. The part of the license agreement in question here is - Each licence may power one instance of the Software on one domain. One instance means one forum, one installation, and one set of content. One domain means exactly that - however, there are exceptions to the one domain rule.




            Specific cases:
            1. Your forum is accessable from multiple domains but the content is the same for each link. This is OK and does not require multiple licenses. My site is an example of a multi-domain setup that is allowed:

              http://www.mscclan.com/forum/
              http://www.macsubculture.com/forum/
              http://www.mac-gamer.com/forum/

              Notice how each domain points to exactly the same content.
            2. Your forum is accessable from multiple domains but each domain shows a different forum style. This is OK and does not require multiple licenses.
            3. Your forum is accessable from multiple domains and your forums are configured to show/hide certain forums based on the domain. This is not OK and requires an active vBulletin license for each domain. In this situation the forums appear to have separate content thereby making them separate forums in the eyes of the license agreement. Your forum content needs to be the same for each domain in order to qualify as a single forum.
            The underlying question here is, do the different links appear as separate forums? If so then multiple licenses are required.

            Separating content and forum styles by using subforums and forumdisplay links within a single domain is allowed because that functionality is built-in to vBulletin.
            Last edited by aam; Sun 18 Apr '10, 10:01am.

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            • #7
              No, it is not valid for subdomains. That is valid for something like hpcommunity.co.uk/forum and hpcommunity.co.uk/forums.
              A subdomain points to one of these folders.
              I have installed the license I have on a subdomain without an issue. In your license url, just point it to your subdomain forum.
              That's it. If you REALLY can't say ANYTHING nice to me at all on this forum, then I am going to go insanely mad at you. I've had enough of the UNTOLD ABUSE you are all giving me and you should really be CONSIDERATE of other people.

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              • #8
                Please.... Stop... It's painfully obvious you are talking about things you are absolutely clueless about. If you are running completely different forums under subdomains, then yes, you do need an additional license.
                I drank WHAT?! - Socrates

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                • #9
                  Well, in that case, yes you would, but I'm taking it from the point that you have one forum in a subdomain. I will refer to the Opening Post:

                  Do I need an extra licence for a subdomain e.g. x1.mysite.com?
                  Clearly, you are talking nonsense yourself and deviating from that post to just provoke a reaction from me, but unfortunately, it won't work whatsoever, because I'm getting used to your bashing of other members.
                  I'm getting really pissed off by the attitude of you and some others to potential customers.
                  That's it. If you REALLY can't say ANYTHING nice to me at all on this forum, then I am going to go insanely mad at you. I've had enough of the UNTOLD ABUSE you are all giving me and you should really be CONSIDERATE of other people.

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                  • #10
                    wth..stop fighting.

                    the question has been answered already.

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                    • #11
                      The idea was to have a subdomain for different languages e.g. uk.myforum.com, de.myforum.com...

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                      • #12
                        I'm not sure about this, I think multiple licenses would be needed. There is an Ajax tabular mod on vB.org for having multiple languages though.
                        That's it. If you REALLY can't say ANYTHING nice to me at all on this forum, then I am going to go insanely mad at you. I've had enough of the UNTOLD ABUSE you are all giving me and you should really be CONSIDERATE of other people.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by abroad View Post
                          The idea was to have a subdomain for different languages e.g. uk.myforum.com, de.myforum.com...
                          Can you clarify further?

                          Will this be just choosing the Language file vBulletin uses? Or are you going to have separate Categories/Folders for each language?

                          In other words, is your forum going to be setup like:

                          - MyForum (English)
                          -- forum 1
                          -- forum 2
                          -- forum 3
                          -MyForum (German)
                          -- forum 1
                          -- forum 2
                          -- forum 3

                          and by going to de.myforum.com or uk.myforum.com, it simply dumps the user out in the subforum for their language BUT makes no effort to hide the other forum?

                          uk.myforum.com would redirect to myforum.com/forumdisplay=f27
                          de.myforum.com would redirect to myforum.com/forumdisplay=f38

                          If so, that's ok.

                          If, however, you are going to have separate installs of vBulletin that are isolated from each other based on language, then that would require multiple licenses.

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                          • #14
                            thanks a lot. This clarifies my question

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                            • #15
                              I was just wondering, is it somehow possible to have the CMS adapted to each language...e.g. latest forum posts only from Forums in English if somebody visits uk.myforum.com and the other CMS appears in German (with adapted widgets) if somebody visits de.myforum.com. I would like to use only 1 installation of vbulletin.

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