Last post Oct 19, 2006 07:13 PM by Ultima Hosts
Oct 19, 2006 06:13 AM|Enroth|LINK
As I know, hosters can not sell SQL 2005 Express (and MSDE) hosting. They must sign SPLA and SQL 2005 Standard or Enterprise licenses.
Howcome www.webhostforasp.net offers SQL Express hosting?!
Oct 19, 2006 07:11 PM|Ultima Hosts|LINK
Hosters can actually sell SQL Express hosting and there is nothing stopping a company advertising that the host SQL 2005 and actually using SQL Express SP1 Advanced Services to do it. Most clients may not notice unless they climbed up on SSMS. To get around
any legal issues the host company can just include it in their hosting plans as part of the parcel. It is the same as the full version with a few restrictions for clients (most may not notice once again).
Oct 19, 2006 07:13 PM|Ultima Hosts|LINK
By the way I forgot to add that a host company woud be stupid not to opt for the WorkGroup Edition as opposed to just going for the free express. At around $75 a month on SPLA its a no brainer.