Single vs Unlimited Licenses

In this article, we’ll go over the differences between single and unlimited licenses.

  1. Single licenses
  2. Unlimited licenses
  3. Can I exchange or re-sell licenses?
  4. Which one should I pick?
  5. Summary

Single licenses

Single product licenses for X, Pro and Cornerstone can be used on one live installation only. This is perfect for when you are building a single site for yourself or organization, or when you build sites for others and transfer the license to your client upon completion.

Additionally, a single use license will enable you to validate a second domain for the purposes of development or maintenance of your site. Per the terms of the license, this cannot be used for a separate website unless that separate website is a development environment for the main site. Check out our article on product validation.

Unlimited licenses

A Pro Unlimited license allows you to use Pro on an unlimited number of domains. This is ideal for if you have multiple sites, or when you build sites for clients. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that Pro Unlimited licenses cannot be transferred. If you build sites for others but retain the license in your account, then this option is great for you, but if you need to transfer the license to your client at some point, you’ll need to purchase a single use license instead.

Can I exchange or re-sell licenses?

Single and unlimited licenses are two separate products and one can not be exchanged for another. In addition, no licenses (single or unlimited) can be resold as stock.

Which one should I pick?

Both are great options, and the choice is ultimately yours based on preference, business needs, and/or workflow.

Some customers may wish to purchase single use licenses as they may need to transfer the license to the end client. Others may want the flexibility of being able to build and manage multiple sites in their account. Some will continue to purchase single use licenses and others may go exclusively to unlimited. Some may take a hybrid approach and have both unlimited and single licenses in their account based upon the end project.

Summary

That wraps up the differences between our single and unlimited licenses. For additional information, be sure to check out our license terms.

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