SOLO Server Compare Packages

Choose the solution that works for you

SOLO Server is available in three different packages; you can choose from two managed services or a self-hosted server:

  • Instant SOLO Server Shared URL - Managed service gets you running in minutes using our IT infrastructure and domain.
  • Instant SOLO Server Dedicated URL - Managed service using your domain name on our IT infrastructure with advanced customizability & integration options, and also portability to your IT infrastructure in the future.
  • SOLO Server - Royalty free use on your own IT infrastructure.

Instant SOLO Server
Shared / Custom URL

Instant SOLO Server
Dedicated URL

SOLO Server
Self-Hosted

Payment

Pay for usage

Pay for usage

One time license fee

Managed Service (SaaS)1

Features and Functionality

All packages include the same base features and functionality

Cloud-Controlled Network Licensing Available2

In Some Cases

Business Continuity Subscription Available3

N/A

Custom Branding of Shopping Cart and License Portal

Advanced Customizability & Integration Options

Optional

Optional

Multiple Sub-Accounts

Optional

Optional

Integration / Deployment

Easy

Easy

Moderate

Server Domain Name (URL)

secure.softwarekey.com
or
yourbrand.softwarekey.com

Customer choice

Customer choice

Hosting Responsibility1

SoftwareKey

SoftwareKey

Customer

IT Infrastructure Required

IT Administrator Recommended

IT Infrastructure Portability4

Requires Customer-Supplied SSL Certificate

Merchant Account Required5

For e-Commerce

For e-Commerce

For e-Commerce


  1. Managed Service (SaaS) - SoftwareKey.com has invested significant time and money in its hosting platform, using a large commercial data center with physical security, redundant cooling, redundant power grid connections (tier 4 class), UPS and generator backups that are tested regularly, as well as multiple major backbone connections to the Internet. Only duly authorized personnel are allowed inside of the data center facility, and only designated employees are allowed to connect to our servers through a Virtual Private Network. We have redundant firewalls, a commercial load-balancer, and multiple front-end web servers that operate in a load-balanced, failover configuration. We employ multiple database servers. All servers are backed-up several times per day and sent to a geographically distant data center in the unlikely event of a disaster. We use multiple third-party commercial services to monitor our hosting facility and application availability from 21 locations around the world.
  2. Cloud-Controlled Network Floating Licensing Available- Protection PLUS has a basic system for Network Floating Licensing using a local file server and no special server software required. In cases where it is not practical or feasible to use the simple system (such as for high-load and/or WAN environments), it is also possible to use SOLO Server to enforce concurrent seat limitations. In this case, SOLO Server web services are used to manage the state of each "session." These web services may also be used to automate authorization of "check-outs" for temporary, off-line use of the licensed application.
  3. Business Continuity Subscription Available - For large customers who have specific requirements for business continuity plans in the unlikely event that a catastrophic event occurs with the SoftwareKey.com IT infrastructure, Instant SOLO Server Dedicated URL customers can subscribe to an optional service to receive automated backups of their SOLO Server database and a backup server license to self-host.
  4. IT Infrastructure Portability - Because the application uses a domain name that you own and a completely isolated database, the application can be moved to any IT infrastructure with minimal downtime and no re-configuration of software application or additional employee training. For this reason, Instant SOLO Server Shared URL is not recommended if you intend to eventually host the application internally.
  5. Merchant Account Required - A merchant account and compatible payment gateway are required to use the SOLO Server shopping cart. A credit card payment gateway is a service which links your site to a merchant bank network. What are my options for obtaining my own merchant account?