I'd like to use SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition on our development/test server, which is a dedicated server rented from an online company.
When the product is ready, I would like to have it deployed on production server(s) using SQL Server 2012 Web Edition, by hosting with companies that offer SQL Server Web Edition through their SPLA.
- Is this possible and the correct use of the Developer and Web editions?
- Does Web Edition allow one to create multiple databases on the same physical server, and if so, how many?
- How can I buy a license online for the developer edition? All online sales seem to be for physical media, and I don't have physical access to the development server, so the only option seems to be, to rip the CD/DVD and then upload it to the development server which would be a tedious process. I would like to download SQL Server directly on the development server, buy the development edition license online, and then put that license into SQL so it is properly licensed.