Microsoft permits its software to be resold by hosting companies such as Memset under the SPLA licensing program.

Different restrictions apply dependent on whether the server is Virtual (Cloud VPS) or a Dedicated server.

For a Cloud VPS (Virtual Server) Customers can only use Microsoft Software supplied via your hosting company (Memset) or apply for License Mobility. The only exception is if your Cloud VPS is hosted on your own private dedicated host, then the dedicated server rule applies.

For Dedicated Servers, In addition to Memset supplied SPLA software, customers can install their own Microsoft software on Dedicated servers and use their own licences.

More details can be found in the Microsoft Licence Mobility Guide below, Details for Microsoft SQL Server Licensing can also be found below.