Test Install

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  1. Randy

    Randy Adept

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    Alright so im pretty sure i know the answer to this but lately ive been asked by a few people and they think im wrong figured i would ask here.

    Is it illegal to install a demo board on a localhost server for example, install it on my xampp install on my computer?

    Thanks,
    Randy
     
  2. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

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    No. You're allowed to have one production board and one test install providing registrations are closed on the test board.
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    You can have a test installation on your localhost (which obviously won't be accessible by the public) or on your server in a directory called testvb or vbtest. This test directory must be protected with .htaccess and cannot be accessible by the public.
     
  4. torque

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    Wow even I didn't know this - lol I have been too scared to do it incase my sites got closed down.

    With the Test Boards are we able to give access to view to fellow admins so they can share their thoughts and ideas on something? Or is that a no-no?
     
  5. Tyler

    Tyler The Badministrator

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    Merk, I am fairly certain you can do that as long as the directory remains password protected. I have done it myself and haven't run into any problems.
     
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Regular Member

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    They can look, but not post.
     
  7. torque

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    Ok thanks for that just wanted to make sure about things as didn't want to do this and then have my site closed down etc would break my heart haha.
     
  8. Peggy

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    Naw, I've had my development (test) forum for almost 3 yrs.
     
  9. torque

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    Ok if I get closed down im coming back here to complain - LOL jks!
     
  10. Chris

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    You won't get in trouble - don't worry about it. ;)
     
  11. Nick

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    I'm pretty sure you will get a warning just like any other time, before you'd get closed down. ;)
     
  12. Wayne Luke

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    This allowance is specifically stated in the License Agreement. :)
     

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