A quick guide to IPS's license system

By Danielx64 · Jan 16, 2015 ·
  1. Danielx64

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  2. Danielx64

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    Holding for Q&A
     
  3. Madi

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    Thank you for the information. I am currently testing the ipb 4.0 but its not yet ready to go live. By what you said, does it mean like I can install IPS 4.0 like 3 times (2 on live server and one on localhost)? Thank you.
     
  4. Danielx64

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    You can have 2 on a live server, however one of those must not be accessible to the general public, and you also use the test install option.

    I hope this helps :) if this is still not clear let of know and I will come up with something :)
     
  5. Madi

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    Yes I got you know thank you. I don't just bother myself with testing my software on a live server, localhost just does it fine for me, at least for now you know.
     
  6. Liam W

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    What about custom tld localhosts? For example, I use xenforo13.com and xenissue as domains for 127.0.0.1 in my hosts file. (I also use liam but not for forum development) - would IPS deny this system?

    If so, that isn't very fair at all. Remind me never to get an IPB license.
     
  7. Azareal

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    I doubt it, as it probably tells whether it's localhost or not via the domain.
    What's the problem with using localhost as the domain?
     
  8. Danielx64

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    As Azareal said, that wouldn't be possible as I would expect the system to check against the domain name and not IP address. Having said that, you bring up a good point, and I will pass that on as feedback :) If IPS decides to do something is a different set of ball games.
     
  9. Madi

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    Something worth noting is that if you wanted to test IPB 4.0 on localhost, the license will give you the "already in use" error if you already have a URL attached to your license key (regardless if its on 3.x or 4.x)

    I contacted the support and told them about the issue, they reset the license URL for free and they told me in case I wanted to test IPB 4.0 on a localhost, I should add "-TESTINSTALL" to the end of my license key.

    Like when you are on the installation page and it asks for a license, enter your license like the following 123456-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxx-TESTINSTALL so that it will not get attached to your client account URL.
     
  10. Danielx64

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    While I did say that you need to use the test install option, I will update my post to make it clearer.
     
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