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Frequently Asked Questions

What does "hosting" mean?
Hosting simply means that the QuickBooks software and data files are installed, stored, accessed and run on a hosting service provider's servers, rather than on one's own PC. End users connect via the Internet to the service provider systems to access and run their licensed QuickBooks software and data files.
What is an Intuit Authorized Host?
A company that has been legally authorized by Intuit to host QuickBooks desktop software for end users' access and specializes in scalable and secure professional software and data hosting services.
What is the difference between QuickBooks Online Edition and the Intuit Hosting Program?
QuickBooks Online Edition is a fully web-based accounting software solution offered directly by Intuit. The QuickBooks Hosting Program is a distribution and licensing program that allows the desktop PC-based versions of QuickBooks for Windows (QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise versions) to be installed and managed for end users by a hosting service provider who provides users access to a secure server. Users access their licensed QuickBooks desktop software on that server via the Internet using a user name and password to log into the host's server. While the key benefits of remote access and managed service are similar between QuickBooks Online Edition and hosted QuickBooks desktop software, the features, functionality and hosting platforms differ.
Is using hosted QuickBooks slower than running QuickBooks on my own PC?
As with any Internet-based service, you will need a good Internet connection in order to utilize QuickBooks in a hosted environment, and you'll need a host with the expertise and capabilities to provide you with legally-authorized, safe, secure and reliable access. Depending on your authorized host, the performance of the hosted system can approach the experience of running QuickBooks on a local PC, but your experience will vary depending on many factors, including the ones discussed above.
What versions of QuickBooks software can be hosted?
The QuickBooks Hosting Program allows hosting of QuickBooks Pro, all QuickBooks Premier versions, and QuickBooks Enterprise Edition in accordance with Intuit's Service Discontinuation Plan policy. Versions of QuickBooks that are no longer supported under Intuit's Service Discontinuation Plan policy are not available for hosting.
Do I have to be running Windows in order to use the hosting service, or will it work with Mac and Linux?
The QuickBooks Hosting program allows for the hosting of Windows-compatible versions of QuickBooks software. Depending on the hosting service provider, its browser specification and other requirements, and your own PC configuration and capabilities, you may be able to connect to their systems using Windows, Mac or Linux PCs. You must confirm accessibility requirements and options with your chosen provider before you sign up for their services.
Do I have to purchase QuickBooks software before I can have it hosted?
Yes. As an end user, you must have a valid license for each version of QuickBooks you choose to access via a hosting service as well as for each person who accesses the software. If you have already purchased valid QuickBooks licenses for your users, you can provide your licenses and accompanying software to the authorized hosting service provider to host the corresponding versions of QuickBooks for you. In some cases, you can rent your QuickBooks licenses from an authorized Intuit Commercial Hosting service provider, which allows you to use a QuickBooks product on a monthly basis for as long as you purchase hosting services. See authorized commercial hosting providers for details and pricing.
What happens if I wish to stop my QuickBooks hosting service after I've signed up with a provider?
If you wish to discontinue your QuickBooks hosting service with an authorized Host, simply copy your data files from the hosting service to your PC, retrieve any software licenses and authentic CD-ROM media from the hosting provider (if applicable), and terminate your service with the host according to their termination policies and your hosting contract. Once you termination your hosting services, you will need to install QuickBooks on your local PC in order to open and continue to use the software and your data files.
Is my data secure when using the Intuit Hosting Program?
While Intuit provides legal authorization to participating hosts, Intuit does not certify, guarantee or warrant individual Commercial and Standard Hosts' services or hosting environments. The Commercial and Standard Hosts who participate in the program are solely responsible for the security, privacy, availability and backup of QuickBooks data files and the software that they host, in accordance with their end user hosting service agreements.
What does the "Authorized Commercial Host" and "Authorized Standard Host" statement and logo mean?
This statement and logo mean only that Intuit has entered into a written agreement with the Commercial or Standard Host which legally authorizes them to remotely host certain versions of QuickBooks software for access and usage by properly-licensed end users. It does not mean that Intuit sponsors, certifies, prefers, or is officially or exclusively partnered with commercial or standard hosts.
Can independent hosting companies offer QuickBooks desktop hosting if they aren't authorized by Intuit?
No. Only Intuit-authorized hosts can offer QuickBooks desktop hosting services to end users.

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Virtual Systems

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