If you came to the rocketgeek.com site this morning, you may have been greeted by a “maintenance mode” message indicating the site was undergoing an upgrade. That’s because I was working on an upgrade to the site’s backend systems.
On the front end, it should remain largely unnoticeable for most users. If you are a subscriber of the site from prior to 2018, you may notice some differences with regards to renewal. But everyone should notice that you can now renew your product/license keys from the license key screen.
Currently, if you have an existing product, another purchase of that product will process as a renewal of your current license. The next phase of the site upgrade will offer the ability to choose whether you want an additional license key or if the purchase is a renewal. Coupled with this will be the introduction of enterprise licensing. Currently all licenses are 3 sites. Introducing enterprise licensing will give developers and site admins the ability to have unlimited licenses.
There will be more upgrades to come, but today was the heavy lifting part of it. The important part here is that now all users are under one transactional system.
If you notice anything that doesn’t seem like it should be – site access, downloads, license keys, etc – definitely let me know about it. I did a lot of testing of this process, but it was a massive amount of data so it’s always possible there are remaining issues that weren’t found in the validation process.