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alons
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$2.5/month for dedicated
$1.5/month for VPS

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Quote From : RPD-Darren August 30, 2009, 1:41 pm
I don't think the best scripts should be in the free version, why would people upgrade?

Think Alons said 2.50$ for VPS monthly, which is very good.
Darren, the thing is that Softaculous doesn't have a massive userbase yet. It is installed under 1500 times, and frankly next to noone knows about it.

The thing is, do you prefer to have a wide userbase of 1 million users, of which 5% pays for the premium version, or do you prefer a small userbase of 100.000 users of which 90% pays for the premium? Looking at numbers, the latter would earn you more money, but it would expand slowly. The first case, would expand quite quickly once it gets going, and the bigger companies will likely pick the premium version to give their clients the most choice. If you advertise it, would you rather advertise 60 scripts or 160 scripts in the auto-installer... The total price for premium is low enough, if you're paying for an annual subscription the cost per user would perhaps be $1/year more, but I'd think it'd get closer to $0,05/year more with the proper server and enough users.


If I were to build an auto-installer like Alons did, I'd first try to make it popular and widely known, before I'd try convincing people to pay for premium. And how to do that? By including the most often used scripts in the installer for free. Of course, we don't need 5 of the most used scripts per category, one or two is fine. phpBB3 and Wordpress are rather often used, and that attracts customers if they can easily and automatically install it.
Instead of trying to convince people to pay for the auto-installer, I'd personally make the premium version be more extensive, have a better look and more functions (multiple skins perhaps, that look quite professional, as well as being able to easily rebrand it to your own name), and have a different name from the free solution. Those that don't pay, should be attracted to paying by the extra functions, not merely by the scripts they only can offer through the premium version.
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RPD-Darren
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On thinking about it some more, I in many ways agree, perhaps quality over quantity sums it up.

My suggestion would be too cut down the amount of scripts in free, and add some of the more popular ones(phpBB, myBB should be in there).

Edited by RPD-Darren : August 30, 2009, 5:20 pm
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I agree, the popularity of this product is going to determine the long term stability so we all have a stake in this.

I think the model put forth by vT16 makes a lot of sense.

I will pay for the license just to have a better look and some branding options. I honestly dont car about at least 100 of the scripts in the installer.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.
It really does help.
We are discussing this issue out and by 1st September we will formally annouce the decision

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Alons,

I have a question. I currently have the premium version, well actually, it is the free version before you created the concept of premium and free.

My problem is i'm going to change servers, with different IPs. When I download Softaculous now for my new server, it will be the Free version. How can I possibly have the "premium" version from my old server? Just to make it clear, i dont have a license key. I am using Softaculous even before it became premium. And I want to transfer this to my new server. I hope you can help me.
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Quote From : gieathome August 31, 2009, 11:20 am
Alons,

I have a question. I currently have the premium version, well actually, it is the free version before you created the concept of premium and free.

My problem is i'm going to change servers, with different IPs. When I download Softaculous now for my new server, it will be the Free version. How can I possibly have the "premium" version from my old server? Just to make it clear, i dont have a license key. I am using Softaculous even before it became premium. And I want to transfer this to my new server. I hope you can help me.
From what I gathered, you should be able to find your license key in the admin panel of Softaculous (not the client area, but the admin panel on your server). Enter the license key in the client area and change the IP. Done...
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Quote From : vT16 August 31, 2009, 11:29 am
Quote From : gieathome August 31, 2009, 11:20 am
Alons,

I have a question. I currently have the premium version, well actually, it is the free version before you created the concept of premium and free.

My problem is i'm going to change servers, with different IPs. When I download Softaculous now for my new server, it will be the Free version. How can I possibly have the "premium" version from my old server? Just to make it clear, i dont have a license key. I am using Softaculous even before it became premium. And I want to transfer this to my new server. I hope you can help me.
From what I gathered, you should be able to find your license key in the admin panel of Softaculous (not the client area, but the admin panel on your server). Enter the license key in the client area and change the IP. Done...

I don't have access to client area because I did not sign up to any client area before when I purchased the free Softaculous
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alons
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Your forum account is the login details for your client area:
http://www.softaculous.com/buyinginfo

Regards,
Alons

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Hi alons,

Actually I have the free version that is premium after your decision so I have a question.
I have more than 3 dedicated servers and I want to buy one more premium license, What will be the price for me to buy lifetime licenses?
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alons
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Lifetime licenses are $150 for dedicated and $75 for VPS.
But if they were registered before 27th Aug 2009 its $24 and $12 for Dedicated and VPS respectively.
You can check the pricing here:
http://www.softaculous.com/pricing

Monthly and Yearly license rates are also found there.

Edited by alons : August 31, 2009, 1:25 pm

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Hello.

I have been a member here from when you guys started so i would like to know a few things.

Do i get a discount because from the email it said i do..
Can the lisence be changed, for example a move to a new server?
Can i pay monthly with my discount..?

Thanks.
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Quote From : alons August 30, 2009, 7:02 pm
Thanks for the suggestions guys.
It really does help.
We are discussing this issue out and by 1st September we will formally annouce the decision
Still waiting for the announcement ;)
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alons
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Quote From : umarsa September 1, 2009, 4:04 pm
Hello.

I have been a member here from when you guys started so i would like to know a few things.

Do i get a discount because from the email it said i do..
Can the lisence be changed, for example a move to a new server?
Can i pay monthly with my discount..?

Thanks.

You can transfer the license to another server by updating the IPs.
No for the discount you have to pay the full $24 for the Lifetime. Monthly licenses are seperate.

Quote From : vT16 September 2, 2009, 7:08 am
Quote From : alons August 30, 2009, 7:02 pm
Thanks for the suggestions guys.
It really does help.
We are discussing this issue out and by 1st September we will formally annouce the decision
Still waiting for the announcement ;)

We have decided not to add it for now.
Once we are at 150 scripts we will reconsider the decision.

The reason for it is because we need to endorse the Scripts which Endorse Softaculous First. The scripts included have already announced that Softaculous installs their respective scripts.

Softaculous is going through some amazing changes and we will reconsider this decision once these amazing new features will be in Softaculous.

Regards,
Alons

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Quote From : alons September 2, 2009, 8:09 am
We have decided not to add it for now.
Once we are at 150 scripts we will reconsider the decision.

The reason for it is because we need to endorse the Scripts which Endorse Softaculous First. The scripts included have already announced that Softaculous installs their respective scripts.

I think that is the correct decision however I think less FREE scripts will endorse Softaculous now it is mainly premium.
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