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If you visit the Pricing page for UpStream you’ll see that Site Licenses are available. For example, some plans have Site License for 1 site, and other plans offer Site License for 10 sites.

These Site Licenses allow you to get updates and support for registered sites.

However, what does a Site License mean when you’re dealing with localhost environments, multisite networks, and subdomains / subfolders? In this article we’ll clarify how you can use Site Licenses.

Site Licenses and Localhost

You are welcome to use UpStream on your localhost or development environment, with no license needed. If your URL matches any of these patterns, no license is needed:

  • localhost
  • *.dev
  • .*local
  • dev.*
  • staging.*

Site Licenses and WordPress Multisite

A single Site License is all you need for WordPress multisite networks.

It’s important to recognize that a WordPress multi-site network only has a single plugins directory, which is shared by all sites. So if a plugin is updated for one site, it is updated for all sites. In that sense, a single license can be used for an entire Network.

However, the sub-site which activated the license will be the only site that can check for new updates.

We recommend making a single site that controls and activates all licenses to prevent things getting unorganized, and forgetting which site activated which license.

Site Licenses and Subdomains / Subfolders

UpStream extensions and support are provided using Site Licenses. That is not the same as a Domain License, so if you have multiple sites installed across subfolders and subdomains, each site will require a unique Site License.

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