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The services provided by Secure Online Desktop are many and cover a large variety of needs. We realize that for the layman and the less experienced, this could be intimidating. In the midst of so much choice, how can we be sure that the service we need is exactly what we are about to request? For this reason, we provide our visitors with a free trial of the services, in the form of a demo.

What does free trial mean

By accessing the service demos, it is possible to test the real user experience without having to buy anything. Before we take action and show you how to access and use our demos, let’s clarify a couple of things.

The free trial refers to accounts made available to our visitors in a shared way. This means that by accessing the services under test, you access non-private environments. Therefore it is always better not to enter any sensitive information or files because they could be seen by other people.

It should also be remembered that the free trial accounts are regularly reset and all data within them deleted. This security measure is designed to limit the intervention of our technicians and to automate the cleaning of the environments offered with demo accounts.

Which Internet services can you try?

The services offered in free trial are of two types: one immediately available and another in which to access you will have to request free credentials by filling out a form on our site.

The services offered in free trial and immediately available are:

Web Hosting, Cloud Server (Windows and Linux), ICT Monitoring OwnCloud.

The services that instead require sending a request for free credentials are:

Cloud CRM, Cloud Conference, Acronis Cloud Backup, Log Management and Cloud Desktop. To request any of the services, just visit the support page and contact us by filling out the form, requesting login credentials.

No sensitive personal data, no credit card registration or other payment methods are required. The test service is completely free and without obligation.

How to access the services under trial

Web hosting

By clicking on the appropriate link, you immediately access the Plesk panel of the SOD Web Hosting service. From here it is possible to test many features using the side menu directly.

Free web hosting trial

Among the possibilities are: modify the server parameters, check and access the installed database, change the version of PHP in use, try the SEO Toolkit and much more.

Always remember that the data entered can be seen by other users and that in any case they are deleted regularly.

Cloud conference

It is possible to try this service in two ways. The first is by visiting his page and clicking on the “Join” button (only for registered users). In this way you access a virtual room in which to test the functionality. You will find yourself in a public room, where it is possible for other people to log in with the same intentions as you to try the service.

Free trial cloud conference

It is possible to request specific credentials to thoroughly test the service, perhaps using it with friends or relatives to verify all its features. To do this, you need to request credentials via the contact form.

Cloud Server

The free trial of the Cloud Server service is available on both Windows and Linux machines. After having landed on the service page, and clicking on the “login credentials” link of the Operating System you want to try, you will find yourself in a page where there are ip, username and password for access.

With these data, by inserting them in a Remote Desktop software, it is possible to test the service. To access the servers we recommend CoRD, a remote desktop management software for MacOS X, or Windows mstcs, a similar program for S.O. Windows.


To access the ownCloud service demo, the first thing to do is go to the service page. At the top right you will find the credentials for the free trial and a link to the service panel.

Free owncloud trial

Once you click on the “Online demo” link, you are asked to enter your credentials to access the panel.

OwnCloud panel


Once logged in, you can take advantage of the free trial. In the central part of the panel, the items present in the root of the storage space are listed. It is possible to find a manual in pdf and two folders containing example files of type odt and jpg. All these files can be viewed inside the panel using the integrated tool.

Remember that even in this case, the service resets itself every 24 hours, deleting any file that has been uploaded, moreover, any file that is uploaded can also be viewed and possibly downloaded by anyone who accesses the demo.

ICT monitoring

To access the free trial of the ICT Monitoring service, you can go directly to the page and enter the word demo as user and password.


Monitoring Dashboard

Once logged in, you can interact with the dashboard where the status of the IT system is represented at a glance. The widgets containing the visible information can be customized by number and data shown. Just click on Edit Dashboard, at the top right. A menu will open from which you can choose the source and type of values shown.

It is possible to access, from the dashboard menu, specific pages, such as those containing the graphs or the list of problems.

Monitoring Charts

Zabbix Problems

Each screen offers useful information for controlling the IT system. It is possible to filter the data shown and in some cases, as in the recent problems screen, even extract the values in CSV to analyze them in more depth and perform detailed analyzes.


The services offered by SOD are qualitatively very valid and cover a wide range of needs. If you are undecided about the service and would like to try it before buying it, you can do it freely. The free trial of our services does not require any credit card insertion, no fee will be applied and is not binding on the purchase.

The advice is to test the services and get in touch with us for any doubts, we will be able to answer your questions and offer you the best solution to your specific situation.

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Useful links:

Plesk CloudFlare estensione gratuita per gli utenti Webhosting




Subscription is a convenient way to receive updates, products or services on a regular and ongoing basis. This business model has stood the test of time. Over the years, satisfied customers have used regular services by subscribing news, magazines, CDs, wine and even opera tickets. And then the cloud arrived. The cloud has made IT complex easy and cheap, thanks to the familiar service delivery subscription model.

Today, public cloud computing services have revenues of $ 246.8 billion. By 2020, Gartner says, cloud adoption strategies will affect over 50% of IT outsourcing contracts. Service providers are rushing to get on board.




The subscription is an agreement to regularly receive products or services by paying in advance. It has become a default business model for service providers. Even those service integrators who have made their name by selling individual software licenses are currently switching to a subscription or a software-as-a-service service delivery method to stay alive and grow their customer base.

For customers, the subscription is based on practicality, scalability and economy. The consumption model of the OpEx-based subscription service beats the traditional CapEx model in all ways. Instead of spending hundreds and often thousands of euros on hardware devices and software licenses (and therefore worry about maintenance and upgrades), companies pay a manageable monthly fee just for what they use and only for the service they need.

Subscription models

There are two popular subscription models designed to attract new customers allowing them to try the service before engaging in a full subscription.




A freemium business model offers a free basic service and additional paid features. This has become one of the dominant business models in the mobile app market and is widely adopted by cloud-based service providers. LinkedIn, Dropbox, Yammer and millions of other vendors have adopted this model, using free features as a powerful marketing tool. Users are more likely to direct the service to others when it’s free and easy to use. There are also signs that the freemium model is even more successful than the 30-day trial because it relieves customers from the cumbersome cancellation process when they are trying out the service for the first time.

As with the Acronis Cloud Backup service, the Freemium option allows you to have a free plan for a computer with local backup storage and then charge a fee for additional services such as cloud storage and other devices.

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This subscription business model offers to offer a basic service at a low price, or even free, and to charge the full price for additional resources. The origin of this subscription method is often attributed to Gillette, a razor company that is known for selling cheap razor kits and expensive blade refills. Today this model is widely used by mobile phone companies (free telephone with a long-term service plan), printer manufacturers (cheap printers, expensive ink) and many other companies where most of the revenue comes from consumables .

With the Acronis Cloud Backup service, on the other hand, you have a free plan with a limited amount of storage space in the Cloud. This will allow customers to register and try the fully functional service before purchasing additional Cloud storage to meet their needs. In this section you can consult the complete list of demo services that Secure Online Desktop makes available to its customers.

Acronis Cloud Backup

The Acronis Cloud Backup service is specifically designed to meet the ever-increasing needs of customers oriented to the above-mentioned subscription models.

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A Hybrid Cloud Backup Solution for System Integrator and reseller

Cloud Products and Services

BaaS | Cloud Backup | Backup as a Service

BaaS | Acronis Cloud Backup

New Acronis Cloud Backup model for end users and new reseller plan

How to have your computer network under control

BaaS | Veeam Cloud Connect