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Marlin
10 Aug 2002, 15:25
Is it possible to setup a system like: MyIB (http://myibmain.ikonboard.com) or MyIBF (http://www.myibf.com)? I wanted to know:

1. Is there a hack for automatic signup? Basicly a person would sign up through me and I would get the VBulletin license. Then go to a page on my site to automatically set up a vbulletin. Then I host their forum for them.

2. I forgot the second question.

okrogius
10 Aug 2002, 19:56
Yes, it's possible with a little coding.

Note that you'll need permission from vbulletin.com which shouldn't be too hard provided you do a good system. The only note automatic signup wouldn't be possible without help from vb.com which may or may not happen. The msot realstic way would be to someone leave their license number and domain name in the signup form, after you verify those things with vb.com, you approve their account so it gets setup.

Marlin
10 Aug 2002, 23:07
Sounds good to me. Now my only question is:

1. Is there a hack for what I am talking about or do I have to get someone to make on for me?

JoshFink
10 Aug 2002, 23:21
If I were you, I wouldn't worry about automating it.. How many are you really going to get at one time. I would take the money for the license (setup fee or whatever you want to call it), take the hosting money. Then you order the license, download it and install it.

Just my thoughts

Josh

okrogius
10 Aug 2002, 23:43
Obviously there's no free "hack" for something as grand of this. Even if someone would write something like this, they would be nuts to give it out for free.

MrLister
11 Aug 2002, 00:14
There is something similar I've coded in the past. It was basically a user registers for his own domain. He gets a subdomain

usersforums.mydomain.com

and he gets to have his own vBulletin but it's still using my database and my files, just gets different settings to make it possible. Some people could probably even make a business out of this like $1 or $2 per month per board or something :)

Marlin
11 Aug 2002, 03:49
From what I read at VBulletin.com, VBullentin Hosting was set to the exact needs of a vbulletin. Does anyone know what exactly is good for VBulletin to run good? I know php and mysql and gzip wouldn't hurt but what else?

Marlin
11 Aug 2002, 03:51
Originally posted by JoshFink
If I were you, I wouldn't worry about automating it.. How many are you really going to get at one time. I would take the money for the license (setup fee or whatever you want to call it), take the hosting money. Then you order the license, download it and install it.

Just my thoughts

Josh

Good point Josh.

tacoX
11 Aug 2002, 19:13
also, does this contain a download managment tool?

Marlin
11 Aug 2002, 20:57
Originally posted by tacoX
also, does this contain a download managment tool?

What are you talking about?

Erwin
13 Aug 2002, 00:03
Is this okay according to the vB terms of service/ license agreement? I've considered doing this myself... Any of the mods here know? Presumably they might not like it since it may potentially reduce people getting licenses...

Steve Machol
13 Aug 2002, 01:20
I know this may be an off-the-wall suggestion but has anyone thought of actually asking Jelsoft this question? ;)

Marlin
13 Aug 2002, 01:32
I emailed them and they said it is ok I just have to get a license for each board or have the people that I will host get a license. That is no problem at all.

JoshFink
13 Aug 2002, 02:06
The only problem I would see if you install the same copy on multiple domains, when it calls back you will have it calling back with a different customer number. You will probably want to replace the index.php and the adminfunctions.php (I might be wrong with the adminfunctions.php file) so that it matches the domain of the owner.

Josh

Dark Shogun
15 Aug 2002, 23:00
Oh so each copy of VBulletin has a unique code in it for EACH licensed member?

Dark Shogun

JoshFink
16 Aug 2002, 02:31
Yep.. Everytime you go to the Admin CP it calls back.

Josh