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Getting around the server license issue

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  • #16
    Re: Getting around the server license issue

    I live in the EU (netherlands) so leaseweb for me personal is also an option to compare


    • #17
      Re: Getting around the server license issue

      Goog luck to you Erik and other Alpha developers with SmarterAsp.


      • #18
        Re: Getting around the server license issue

        Originally posted by CharlesParker View Post
        Secondly, does anyone know if the Alpha Cloud is a hosting or a server environment, in other words if you pay for Alpha Cloud is that per domain for hosting or is it more like a server you would log into like zebra host and then you need to install the alpha server or IIS and of course stuff like RDPguard...

        The other thing if anyone can offer advice - how would you use this as a business developing applications for others? Do you host and serve and actually manage their license? Do you require that they own all that and you manage/maintain?
        I did take some time to read the Alpha Cloud documentation.

        In Alpha cloud you can run applications in shared or isolated enviroment.
        You do not have to manage servers and traffic is handled by load balancer.

        To be able to deploy an application you need to have a valid subscription.
        Subscription is bind to you or your company. You get an unique subscription key from Alpha for example yourcompany. Then you want to deploy an application.
        You get from Alpha unigue name like yourcompany-website to access this Web Site.

        Lets say you debloy an app name test1. You can access your site using http:// or you can bind your own domain to this url And if you want to debloy test2 then address is or use https if you have certificate.

        If you need to have an other website you need have new Web Site, mywebsite2 . Now you can publish applistions to this http:// or use your own/customer domain.

        These both Web Sites are under your subscription.

        This all means that under your subscription you can have many Web Sites and because you can bind your own or customers domains to Web Sites you can manage and run for example your customers site and subscriber pays the bill.
        Or customer have their own subscription and you access it and you deploy to their Web Sites.


        • #19
          Re: Getting around the server license issue

          Came across this presentation video by Alpha Cloud guru Kurt Rayner.

          Last edited by iRadiate; 10-21-2016, 08:52 AM.
          Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


          • #20
            Re: Getting around the server license issue

            Originally posted by iRadiate View Post
            1. Single - one server group, one website (private)
            2. Subscription - one or more server groups, my web sites
            3. Public - many server groups, many web sites (shared tenancy)
            1. Public - application deployed on machine which also hosts other customers applications (Least Expensive)
            2. Shared - any of your applications may be grouped onto a machine. No other customers applications hosted.
            3. Single - single application per machine. No other customers hosted. (Most Expensive)
            Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V