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    Hey guys,

    I have already asked a few questions in here. But I have more. Is vBulletin good for someone with lack of code and I guess Website making knowledge? I don't want to spend my $180 if I can't use it. Also, is there a 30 day money back system, so If I can't get it? Also does vB have a free domain and email accounts with the vB? Also, what is the real difference between the Owned License for $180 and the Rented (I think thats what its called) for like $80? For the Owned do you pay once a lifetime, or a year? and for the Rented do you pay $80 once a year?

  • #2
    Is vBulletin good for someone with lack of code and I guess Website making knowledge?
    - vB has an estensive control panel that enables the Admin to do powerful changes
    Also does vB have a free domain and email accounts with the vB?
    -There is no free email account that comes with vB. They only thing you are getting are the PHP files to install on your own server.
    Owned vs Leased?
    -Owned license allows unlimited use of the sofware (Even if the Upgrades in Members area had expired, you can renew for 30$ at any time you wish)
    -Leased license is cheaper however, by the end of the year you must convert it to a full owned license in order to continue using the software.
    30 day money back refund?
    -There are no refunds and all the sales are final. You are therefore encouraged to find out if your server meets the minimum vB requirements, prior to the purchase.
    http://www.vbulletin.com/features/index.html
    Look Under System Requirements

    Hope that clears it up a bit
    Last edited by BlueFlame; Sun 1 Feb '04, 8:35am.
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    • #3
      Thanks, but all of those now don't make me want to buy vB. Now I don't know what to do.

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      • #4
        If you have a great idea for a website, then investing $160 is the way to go.
        But if you just want to start a forum with no plans or interest, not sure if you want to dump that much money.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by iKwak
          If you have a great idea for a website, then investing $160 is the way to go.
          But if you just want to start a forum with no plans or interest, not sure if you want to dump that much money.
          This is a good idea. I'm opening a store with it. It's a Sports Card Shop/ Message Board. Right now I have A Proboard, and I dislike it. Many of my members, along with me, have vB fever.

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          • #6
            vBulletin will then earn itself back

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            • #7
              Originally posted by floris
              vBulletin will then earn itself back
              But I don't know If Ill be able ot get it to work. Im a little challenged when it comes to computers.

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              • #8
                Hi again,

                Well, we can start helping you getting some questions answered in order to see if it will work on your site.

                For example:

                Do you have an hosting account at a hosting provider?
                (shared hosting, managed hosting, dedicated hosting) ..

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by floris
                  Hi again,

                  Well, we can start helping you getting some questions answered in order to see if it will work on your site.

                  For example:

                  Do you have an hosting account at a hosting provider?
                  (shared hosting, managed hosting, dedicated hosting) ..
                  Ok.

                  I have nothing so far. No domain no hosting provider, nothing.

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                  • #10
                    A little explanation about the type of license.

                    There are two types of licenses:

                    a) A leased license : You get permission to run a copy on your web site for 12 months.
                    This leased license costs $85.
                    You get forever access to the Member area.
                    You get 12 months access to the Download area.
                    After the 12 months you can renew the license for another $85 or get a owned license. (and get another 12 months access to the download area)
                    Within 30 days after purchase, you can upgrade to a owned license paying an additional $80.
                    After 30 days, upgrading to a owned license costs $160.

                    b) A owned license : You get permission to run a copy on your web site for a lifetime.
                    This owned license costs $160.
                    You get forever access to the Member area.
                    You get 12 months access to the Download area.
                    After the 12 months you can renew the download area access for another 12 months for $30 - This is an optional fee, you are not required to renew each year.


                    If you already know you want to use the forum on your site for more then one year, investing into the owned license is a smart choice.


                    At the moment, Jelsoft only sells the forum software, it does not come with web hosting, email accounts or otherwise.

                    If you register at a hosting provider and choose one of their services that have apache as web server, php and mysql as services and some space to store the files and data, you can (in most cases) also register a domain name with them and almost every account also have pop3 email for that domain name.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by floris
                      A little explanation about the type of license.

                      There are two types of licenses:

                      a) A leased license : You get permission to run a copy on your web site for 12 months.
                      This leased license costs $85.
                      You get forever access to the Member area.
                      You get 12 months access to the Download area.
                      After the 12 months you can renew the license for another $85 or get a owned license. (and get another 12 months access to the download area)
                      Within 30 days after purchase, you can upgrade to a owned license paying an additional $80.
                      After 30 days, upgrading to a owned license costs $160.

                      b) A owned license : You get permission to run a copy on your web site for a lifetime.
                      This owned license costs $160.
                      You get forever access to the Member area.
                      You get 12 months access to the Download area.
                      After the 12 months you can renew the download area access for another 12 months for $30 - This is an optional fee, you are not required to renew each year.


                      If you already know you want to use the forum on your site for more then one year, investing into the owned license is a smart choice.


                      At the moment, Jelsoft only sells the forum software, it does not come with web hosting, email accounts or otherwise.

                      If you register at a hosting provider and choose one of their services that have apache as web server, php and mysql as services and some space to store the files and data, you can (in most cases) also register a domain name with them and almost every account also have pop3 email for that domain name.
                      I am getting an Owned License. Anyone have a good Domain provider, thats cheap, and it is just one cost?

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                      • #12
                        What do you mean with 'one cost' ?

                        Most hosting accounts at hosting providers are setup like this:

                        Domain names: you pay these once a year, or once per two years. You can choose to buy a domain name for 2,5,10 years ahead, so you are assured of ownership and no reoccuring costs every year for a while.

                        Account: You pay once a month, every 3 months or 6 months or 12 months. Sometimes paying ahead in time gives you between 5 to 25 % discount. These are reoccurring costs of course, for as long as you have the account.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by floris
                          What do you mean with 'one cost' ?

                          Most hosting accounts at hosting providers are setup like this:

                          Domain names: you pay these once a year, or once per two years. You can choose to buy a domain name for 2,5,10 years ahead, so you are assured of ownership and no reoccuring costs every year for a while.

                          Account: You pay once a month, every 3 months or 6 months or 12 months. Sometimes paying ahead in time gives you between 5 to 25 % discount. These are reoccurring costs of course, for as long as you have the account.
                          Well, I would want a Domain name for 10 Years. Does anyone have a price estimate for that?

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                          • #14
                            (random pick) NameCheap registeres domain names for $8,88 - x 10 years ..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by floris
                              (random pick) NameCheap registeres domain names for $8,88 - x 10 years ..
                              Hm. Well. I wish I had that money right now. Do you have a link or something? I am intrested in maybe going 5 years too.

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