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  • Thinking of purchasing a Vbulletin license

    Hey guys,

    I used to run a forum on Vbulletin (V3 I think it was?), back when I could get some sort of official budget license for something like £50 (can't remember the exact terms of it anymore, don't think you got support or anything like that). Now it will cost me around £150! It's a much bigger decision to make, but I've got about that amount coming in soon so I might treat myself to it.

    If I buy now and start using Vbulletin 4.2 immediately, can I install V5 beta on a passworded subdomain for testing purposes? I want to get something up and running immediately, but I'd also like to show certain users the beta version of the forum i'll be working on in the meantime to give feedback etc. Will that be okay? Or will that violate the license agreement?

    And if I decide to change project, i'll still be able to move my license to a different domain/project as long as I know longer use it for the original, right?

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    The license you're referring to was probably the Leased license where you only got it for a year and had to renew or remove it from your site? That was done away with the introduction of vB4.

    Yes, the License Agreement allows you to have a password protected test site so you could run 4.2 live with vB5 in a test sub-directory. You can give access to staff etc but it shouldn't be publicly available.

    You can move the site to a different domain provided you remove all instances of vBulletin from the old domain, yes.
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