Looking for any input on a host for a dedicated server (windows OS) that will allow me to install my own licensed Microsoft SQL 2000 standard. Most hosts offer full SQL 2000 standard as an addon, but the cost is usually $200/month or more. I have a full version that I would like to use instead.
I had initially picked Liquidweb for the server, but they won't allow me to put my own SQL on it. They claim it violates Microsoft's EULA. I realize that MS has a speciifc version for resellers, but I am not reselling the server, it is for our own application only. Is this not in compliance with the licensing agreement? They would not budge on this issue.
I am leaning towards a managed server, or I could also go self managed and I would hire third party management.
Where does it say that you can't mix SPLA and non SPLA in the SPUR?
I just gave it a once over and did not see anything to indicate that you can't.
I know that I as a service provider have to use SPLA if I am leasing software, but i do not think that a client *has* to use SPLA if they have their own license as long as they themselves are not playing the role of a service provider.
I'm really very surprised LiquidWeb doesn't allow you to use your own MS SQL, if you're hosting own applications and don't do Web hosting for others. It's not at all uncommon companies own application- and database server licenses for their applications.
I would ask LiquidWeb again, make sure you explain the situation properly, so there's no misunderstanding. I haven't hosted with them, so I don't know if they allow it or not, but it sounds silly if they don't, and at least for me, would be a complete dealbreaker.
Oh yeah, I agree with the installation and support, naturally they shouldn't install and support the software, unless they're specifically paid for it through some maintenance agreement or whatever, but not allowing properly licensed software on a server, that's ridiculous.