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Hello,

 

I have a shared hosting company and I'm starting a premium wordpress service. 
 

I'll offer a managed wordpress installation to my customers, I'll setup and customize all sites (theme, plugins, design), but my customers will also have wordpress admin access (content). 
 

I wan't to use DMS to build these sites, and I have some questions: 
 

1) How should I license DMS so I can build these sites? The license will be mine, I'll pay for it, not my customers. 
 

2) How can I hide the DMS license code so my customers won't be able to copy it? 
 

Can you help me? 
 

Thanks, 
Alexandre

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Depends on the version of DMS

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Hello Simon_P

 

I'm using DMS Developer.
Which license is the right one for this situation?

 

Thanks,

Alexandre

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DMS2 or DMS1 ?

 

For DMS2 the licence is for updates and support, the updater is a separate plugin and is network activated. You as the network admin will add one key, and that key will keep the products up to date, no subsites will have access to the updater.

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It's DMS2.

I'm not sure yet all that network activated means.

It also means that once activated the license is bound to the IP address, and other sites with the same IP will not require the activation?

I can't assume that all sites will have the same IP.

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on a mutisite install of wordpress, as the network admin you have access to the super-admin network pages in wp-admin. There you can network activate plugins, that makes them work on ALL sites but only YOU have access to the settings for the updater right there in the network settings pages. 

 

All sites will just work, no other settings needed.

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Hello Simon_P

 

Sorry I forgot to mention that it will not be a multisite wordpress install, it will be several individual sites, maybe even in different servers.

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Oh right, well if you are managing them id suggest using some kind of deploy tool such as deployhq, or a custom script to just push updates as you get them.

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Thanks Simon_P, I didn't know deployhq

 

But about the licensing question, since each site will have it's own wordpress, I'll have to inform the DMS2 license on every site, so is there a way to hide this information from the other site's administrators (my customers)? I don't want them copying my license.

 

Also can I still use the same DMS2 license for all sites?

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you dont HAVE to install the updater plugin, or simply hide the text asking the user to install it.

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