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Your Thought on Winstaller.org or similar service for dedi server license?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Peter Ngo, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Peter Ngo

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    Hi big BHW family,

    I am recently thinking about switching from a VPS to a dedicated server, currently found some great offer from Kimsufi but the bad thing is that these packages charge extra 30 pounds for window server lisence.

    Any of you have any experience with Winstaller.org or any similar services? They mosty help you install for a one off fee which is great and very cheap, but any of you have any experience with this? I don't want to have any issue with the server after setting up.

    Thanks in advance.
    Peter
     
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    I have not used this website personally, but there is another way around your issue.

    Please note it's not something I suggest or recommend, but this is a way around the plan.

    If you go to the host you are purchasing the server from, in most cases they allow you to install your own OS. In this case, you may take a "preactivated" version you have downloaded from online, and install this yourself. In this case, it won't cost you the extra price.
     
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  3. Peter Ngo

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    By "preactivated" do you mean pirated? i actually don't really want to get into trouble since this server will be important to my business. :p. Just looking for a cheaper alternative instead of being charged monthly.
     
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    Yes, which is like I said, I don't recommend it, but that is one way. Another way, is you can possibly use the same method (install your own OS) and install a "trial" version, in which you will have it active for about 180 days. Then if business picks up for you, you can just pay for a full license.

    Looking at winstaller, they're providing the method I just stated above for 24.99 pounds, which is a method you can do yourself for free. I read their FAQ real quick and they pretty much state that even still if you use them and want to have an active license, you have to provide one for them, or they will install a trial (which you can do yourself or probably even ask the DC to do). So with that service, you will still end up needing to pay a monthly fee for a license.