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Yearly vs Lifetime

 Hello,

I'm new to OC Portal. I found out about OC Portal by accident … I really can't remember how, I was looking for SMF support with Joomla I think and someone pointed out OC Portal and suggested it instead. I came here… registered, was absolutely blown away by all the features .. but then I got too busy at work and I never had a chance to test it.

I've finally now installed it on a test domain (my ultimate intention is to buy a license to use for my workplace). I want to re-do my department's intranet and OC Portal looks like it will fit the bill. I especially loved seeing that the authentication can integrate with Active Directory, LDAP and NIS. (I can't WAIT to try that). (I already have some questions that I'm going to need to ask for help with… but I want to get my test site .. testing first and see if I can answer my own questions first without looking stupid here).

However, I want to use OC Portal first, on a personal domain and put it into effect. So I figure I'll buy myself a license and when I understand how to configure/use it and I'm comfortable with it, -then- I'll buy another license for my department's intranet.

So now that I've explained way more than you asked for… ;) Here's my question: If I buy a Lifetime license .. and OC Portal isn't upgraded until after the year has expired… if I want the new upgrade .. can I just "renew" with a yearly license (since I already bought the Lifetime one)? or do I have to get another Lifetime license… just to get upgrades? I'm just trying to see how much money I'm going to shell out eventually :$. I have a few other websites and if it goes well (and I can understand/configure OC Portal easily), then I'd like to get a few more licenses down the line. I just wanted to know how the upgrading will work once Lifetime license expires.

{edit:  and I just thought of another question… if I get more licenses for other websites… will I have to register here with additional usernames/accounts? or can I buy multiple licenses from the same account?}

Thanks for listening to my ramblings! :P
 


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Hiya,

If I buy a Lifetime license .. and OC Portal isn't upgraded until after the year has expired… if I want the new upgrade .. can I just "renew" with a yearly license (since I already bought the Lifetime one)?

Almost. You can extend the upgrade time of a lifetime licence, so it's basically the same thing.

if I get more licenses for other websites… will I have to register here with additional usernames/accounts? or can I buy multiple licenses from the same account?

You can have multiple licences attached to one account here.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings!

No problem :).


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Thanks so much! That answers that!  :thumbs:
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