Good to know:

  • License Ticket ID is a special license activation key that is required for the WebSpellChecker application usage.
  • There are two types of License Ticket IDs available: 30-day trial and permanent (unlimited). Except the validity period, there is no difference between ticket types from the technical perspective.
  • WebSpellChecker license is hardware-based. Once the license is activated, it can't be reused again on another server.

Before you begin:

  • Make sure that you have a valid permanent License Ticket ID. If not, you can acquire a permanent license on the official webspellchecker.net website or contact our Sales department at info@webspellchecker.net.
  • Ensure that you are specified as one of the license owners. During the license activation procedure, you will receive an automated email with a License Response string that is required for the license confirmation.

This guide outlines the main steps that you are required to perform in order to upgrade from the 30-day evaluation license to a permanent one.

1. Stop AppSever

Before you start the license activation process, you are required to stop the WebSpellChecker Application Server (AppServer) that currently is running with a 30-day trial license. You can do it using one of the options considering the type of the environment where your copy of the WebSpellChecker application is installed.


Stop AppServer on a Windows server

There are three possible options how you can stop AppServer on Windows-based environments.

Option A: Go to Windows Start –> All Programs –> WebSpellChecker –> AppServer –> Stop WebSpellChecker Application Server

Option B: Open Command Prompt –> Switch to [WebSpellChecker_Installation_Path]/AppServer –> Run AppServerX -stop

Option C:

  • Go to Windows Start –> Control Panel –> Administrative Tools –> Services
  • Find WebSpellChecker Application Server Service on the list of all services
  • Click Stop


Stop AppServer on a Linux server

Run the stop.sh script to stop AppServer using the following command below:

sudo sh <WebSpellChecker_Installation_Path>/WSC/AppServer/stop.sh

Or your can also run the stop.sh script from the AppServer directory:

/<WebSpellChecker_Installation_Dir>/WSC/AppServer/# sh stop.sh

2. Activate License

As soon as AppServer is stopped, proceed with the license activation process according to one of the guides below.

3. Start AppServer

After you successfully completed all the steps described in the license activation manual, you need to start AppServer. 


Start AppServer on Windows

There are three possible options how you can start AppServer on Windows-based environments.

Option A: Go to Windows Start –> All Programs –> WebSpellChecker –> AppServer –> Start WebSpellChecker Application Server

Option B: Open Command Prompt –> Switch to [WebSpellChecker_Installation_Path]/AppServer –> Run AppServerX -start

Option C:

  • Go to Windows Start –> Control Panel –> Administrative Tools –> Services
  • Find WebSpellChecker Application Server Service on the list of all services
  • Click Start


Start AppServer on Linux

Run the start.sh script to start AppServer using the following command below:

sudo sh <WebSpellChecker_Installation_Path>/WSC/AppServer/start.sh

4. Verify License Status

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Good to know:

  • License Ticket ID is a special license activation key that is required for the WebSpellChecker application usage.
  • There are two types of License Ticket IDs available: 30-day trial and permanent (unlimited). Except the validity period, there is no difference between ticket types from the technical perspective.
  • WebSpellChecker license is hardware-based. Once the license is activated, it can't be reused again on another server.

You can verify a WebSpellChecker license type and its validity period by accessing one of the logs files under AppServer/Logs folder. By default the Logs folder contains Main.log and several child log files like Child_0.log, Child_1.log.

1. Logs Location

The location of Logs folder directly depends on the type of the environment where the WebSpellChecker application is installed and running.

  • Path to Logs folder on a Windows server:
/<WebSpellChecker_Installation_Path>/WebSpellChecker/AppServer/Logs
  • Path to Logs folder on a Linux server:
/<WebSpellChecker_Installation_Path>/WSC/AppServer/Logs

2. License Status

Open one of the logs files from Logs folder, find the records with license status information. Based on your license status, you may see the following messages.

Critical	License status: license is absent
Information	License status: 29 days remains
Error	    License status: expired
Information	License status: license is unlimited

The one of the logs files (Main.log, Child_0.log, Child_1.log) from the Logs folder should contain the following license status message for a permanent license:

Information License status: license is unlimited