Free & Free 14-day Trial
Because there is only 1 setup file. When you install Virtual Forms on your computer it will install 3 components:
- Virtual Forms Control (FREE)
- Virtual Forms Report Viewer Control (FREE)
- Virtual Forms Designer (14-day FREE Trial)
So, “Virtual Forms Control” and “Virtual Forms Report Viewer Control” are free forever and you will need to install them to run your apps created with Virtual Forms.
You can install, use and redistribute them on unlimited machines.
Because there is only 1 installation file that installs all the components, it will also install the “Virtual Forms Designer” and you will be able to use it for 14 days (if you need it on this machine).
Let me emphasize, you can cancel your subscription anytime!
When you activate your monthly subscription you will get access to a download section where you can download the unprotected and the latest installation version that will also install all 3 components, but the difference is that the “Virtual Forms Designer” will be unprotected (it will not have this 14-days limit) and you can use it also without an active subscription (if you cancel the subscription it will still run forever because it is unprotected).
So practically, with only 1-month subscription you can get Virtual Forms forever if you don’t need updates, hosting, technical support, and don’t want to support further development of Virtual Forms.
Now, with a monthly subscription, while it is active, you will have access to the download section in your Client Area where you can download the latest, and unprotected, version of Virtual Forms.
With the active subscription, you will also get included the hosting of your MySQL (MariaDB) databases and files on our servers.
We added hosting because a lot of people had problems with installing and configuring MySQL (MariaDB) servers. And a lot of hosting (or now we call them cloud) companies don’t allow Remote Access, limit the functionality of their servers (like triggers, stored procedures, and others), don’t allow SSH tunneling for secure connection to the server from clients, and other restrictions.
You don’t need to host your databases and files on our servers, this comes included while you have an active subscription. If you have your own server hosting or servers in your local networks you can connect to them.