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Trial versions of control panels

How to test a control panel before purchase?

You can evaluate the functionality of a control panel before purchase. Install the panel on your server and activate a free (trial) license. Such control panels have limits by the time of usage, number of clients, and its functions.

  1. ISPmanager —14 days.
  2. BILLmanager — 30 days.
  3. VMmanager — 30 days, 5 nodes, 100 VMs.
  4. DCImanager — 30 days.
  5. DNSmanager — 50 domain names.
  6. IPmanager — 2048 IP addresses.

How to install a trial version

You need to install a control panel and activate free or paid license. We recommend that you install a panel on a freshly installed system, each panel on a separate server. Contact our Customer care department should you have any difficulties. For more information see the section Installation and update.

How to activate a trial version v6

  1. Navigate to the product page from the Home page of our website.
  2. Click on Prices in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select a trial version and click Try for free.
  4. Fill the form that will open and accept the Terms of use.
  5. Click on Get access.
  6. After sometime our sales rep contact you, figure out details and give you a trial.

ISPmanager trial cannot be activated. Why?

According to ISPsystem rules a trial license can be activated only once on a certain IP address. If you activate the license for the first time, but there is no the “Get a trial version” option, it means that a previous owner of the server (another client of your hosting provider) has already activated ISPmanager trail.

To have the license activated, contact our Customer care department. Our managers will reset the activation history on that IP address. Once completed, perform the following steps:

  1. Delete the license file from the server:rm /usr/local/mgr5/etc/ispmgr.lic;
  2. Download the file again: /usr/local/mgr5/sbin/licctl fetch ispmgr;
  3. Open the panel on https://<server ip address>:1500/ispmgr, where ispmgr is a short name of the control panel;
  4. Activate the license as described in “How to activate a trial version”

How to upgrade from a trial version to a paid license v6

You can upgrade from a trial version to a paid license without reinstalling the system. All the settings you have made will be kept. To upgrade from a trial version, you need to purchase the license and activate the panel.

DCImanager 6

The license will be upgraded automatically after the trial period is expired.

VMmanager 6

The license will be upgraded automatically after the trial period is expired.

  1. Log into the Сlient area.
  2. Navigate to the Licenses v6 section.
  3. Find the license and click on Renew.
  4. Select a licensing period and payment method. Click on Pay.
  5. Log in to the control panel and click on Update license.