You can browse our help topics or search in the frequently asked questions, or you can ask us a question by using the contact form.
ABP Commercial is a set of premium modules, tools, themes and services that are built on top of the open source ABP framework. ABP Commercial is being developed and supported by the same team behind the ABP framework.
ABP framework is a modular, themeable, micro-service compatible application development framework for ASP.NET Core. It provides a complete architecture and a strong infrastructure to let you focus on your own business code rather than repeating yourself for every new project. It is based on the best practices of software development and popular tools you already know.
ABP framework is completely free, open source and community-driven. It also provides a free theme and some pre-built modules (e.g. identity management and tenant management).
ABP Commercial adds the following benefits on top of the ABP framework:
Visit the following link for more information https://docs.abp.io/en/commercial/latest/abp-framework-vs-abp-commercial
Once you purchase an ABP Commercial license, you will be able to create unlimited solutions like described in the Getting Started document.
When you create a new application, you get a Visual Studio solution (a startup template) based on your preferences. The downloaded solution has commercial modules and themes already installed and configured for you. You can remove a pre-installed module or add another module if you like. All modules and themes use NuGet/NPM packages by default.
The downloaded solution is well architected and documented. You can start developing your own business code based on it following the tutorials.
You can try the Live Demo to see a sample application created using the ABP Commercial startup template.
Yes, we have ABP Training Services to help you get your ABP project started fast. You will learn about ABP from an ABP core team member and you will get the skills to begin your ABP project. In the onboarding training, we will explain how to set up your development environment, install the required tools, create a fully functional CRUD page. The training will be live and the Zoom application will be used, and we are open to using other online meeting platforms. The language of the training will be English. You can also ask your questions about ABP during the sessions. A convenient time and date will be planned for both parties. To get more information, contact us at [email protected].
You can create as many projects as you want during your active license period, there is no limit! After your license expires, you cannot create new projects, but you can continue to develop the projects you have downloaded and deploy them to an unlimited count of servers.
ABP Commercial licenses are per developer. Different license types have different developer limits. However, you can add more developers to any license type whenever you need. Check out the Plans & Pricing page for license types, developer limits and additional developer costs.
You can upgrade to a higher license by paying the difference within your active license period. When you upgrade to a higher license plan, you get the benefits of the new plan, but the license upgrade does not change the license expiry date. Besides, you can also add new developer seats to your existing license, check out the "How many developers can work on the ABP Commercial?" FAQ.
You cannot downgrade your existing license plan. But you can purchase a new lower license plan and continue your development on the new license. After you purchase a lower license, you just need to login to your new license plan via ABP CLI command: ` abp login
Yes! When you purchase a license, you become the license holder, hence you will have access to the organization management page. An organization has owner and developer roles. Owners can manage the developer seats and assign developers. Each assigned developer will login via ABP CLI command into the system and will have development and support permissions.
Extending: By extending/renewing your license, you will continue to get premium support and get major updates for the modules and themes. Besides, you will be able to continue creating new projects. And you will still be able to use ABP Suite which speeds up your development. When you extend your license, 1 year is added to your license expiry date.
The renewal (extend) price of the standard Team License is $2,399, standard Business License is $3,599 and standard Enterprise License is $5,999. If you are already a customer, log into your account to review the current renewal pricing.
You can renew your license by navigating to the organization management page. In order to take advantage of our discounted Early Renewal rates, make sure you renew before your license expires. Don't worry about not knowing when your Early Renewal opportunity closes, you'll however receive 3 reminder e-mails before your subscription expires. We'll send them 30 days, 7 days and 1 day before expiration.
When you renew your license before your license expiration date, 1 year will be added to your license expiration date. For example, if your license expires on 2022-06-06 and you renew it on 2022-01-01, your new license expiration date will be 2023-06-06.
Depends on the license type you've purchased:
Including the source code of a module to your solution gives you the maximum freedom to customize that module. However, it will then not be possible to automatically upgrade the module when a new version is released.
None of the licenses include the ABP Suite source code, which is an external tool that generates code for you and assists your development.
Check out the Plans & Pricing page for other differences between the license types.
In addition to adding new developers to your license, you can also change the existing developers (you can remove a developer and add a new one to the same seat) without any additional cost.
The ABP Commercial license is a perpetual license. After your license expires, you can continue developing your project. And you are not obliged to renew your license. Your license comes with a one-year update and support plan out of the box. In order to continue to get new features, performance enhancements, bug fixes, support and continue using ABP Suite, you need to renew your license. When your license expires, you will not get the following benefits:
You can extend (renew) your license if you want to continue getting these benefits. If you extend your license within 1 month after your license expires, the following discounts will be applied: Team License 20% discount, Business License 40% discount, Enterprise License 40% discount.
For now, ABP Commercial doesn't have a trial plan. For the Team licenses we provide 30 days money back guarantee. You can just request a refund in the first 30 days. For the Business and Enterprise licenses, we provide 60% refund in 30 days. This is because Business and Enterprise licenses include the full source code of all the modules and the themes.
When you create a new application using ABP Commercial, all the modules and theme are used as NuGet and NPM packages. So, you can easily upgrade the packages when a new version is available.
In addition to the standard NuGet/NPM upgrades, ABP CLI provides an update command that automatically finds and upgrades all ABP related packages in your solution.
ABP Framework itself is database agnostic and can work with any database provider by its nature. Check out the Data Access document for a list of currently implemented providers.
ABP Framework itself is UI framework agnostic and can work with any UI framework. However, startup templates, module UIs and themes were not implemented for all UI frameworks. Check out the Getting Started document for the up-to-date list of UI options.
One of the major goals of the ABP framework is to provide a convenient infrastructure to create micro-service solutions. Check out the Micro-service Architecture document to understand how it helps with creating micro-service systems.
All the ABP Commercial modules are designed to support micro-service deployment scenarios (with its own API and database) by following the Module Development Best Practices document.
We provide a sample Micro-service Demo Solution that demonstrates a micro-service architecture implementation to help you create your own solution.
So, the short answer is: "Yes, it supports micro-service architecture".
However, a micro-service system is a solution and every solution will have different requirements, network topology, communication scenarios, authentication possibilities, database separation/sharing decisions, runtime configurations, 3rd party system integrations and many more.
The ABP Framework and ABP Commercial provide infrastructure for micro-service scenarios, micro-service compatible modules, samples and documentation to help you build your own solution. But don't expect to directly download your dream solution pre-built for you. You will need to understand it and bring specific parts together based on your requirements.
You can download the source code of all the ABP modules, Angular packages and themes via ABP Suite or ABP CLI. Check out How to download the source-code?
We specifically permit 2 computers per individual/licensed developer. Whenever there is a need for a developer to develop ABP Commercial products on a third machine, an e-mail should be sent to [email protected] explaining the situation and we will then make the appropriate allocation in our system.
You can request a refund within 30 days of your license purchase. The Business and Enterprise license types have source-code download option, therefore refunds are not available for the Business and Enterprise (along with any licenses that include a right to receive source-code). In addition, no refunds are made for renewals and second license purchases.
If you made the payment using 2Checkout, you can refund VAT via your 2Checkout account:
There are 2 payment gateways for purchasing a license: Iyzico and 2Checkout. If you purchase your license through the 2Checkout gateway, it sends the PDF invoice to your email address, check out 2Checkout invoicing. If you purchase through the Iyzico gateway, with a custom purchase link or via a bank wire transfer, we will prepare and send your invoice. You can request or download your invoice from the organization management page. Before contacting us for the invoice, check your organization management page!
* The English version of this document is the most up-to-date and the English version will prevail in any dispute.