what does it mean when it says my subscription says waiting activation?
Best answer by Lily 2 November 2020, 07:46
It means your Shadow needs to be provisioned to you, which can take time. Please see the most recent activation forum post for more details.
How long time is it normally taken?
same question I have my datacenter is chicago
I have been wating for two days, I hope i will receiving something soon
I have been waiting 4 days for my Amsterdam activation. It seems no one is activated in Amsterdam this week...
It is weird because they have taken money from my account :(
I just got mine activated, check your emails.
Are you in the Amsterdam Datacenter? If so, when was your order date?
I have not recieved anything yet, mine is in California i think
They have to take the first month in order to pay for the hardware necessary to get you started. However, they don’t bill you for a 2nd month until after the first month you paid for gets used up, and your first month doesn’t ‘start’ until you’re activated.
Okay, but do you think it matters if i am living in Europe and chose a datacenter in California?
I don’t know why you would, as the experience is likely to be awful. But no matter which data center you use, you’re not going to get billed for a 2nd month until you have had access to your shadow for the full month, first. That’s across the board. Or the ocean, in this case.
It is not about billed, but more about that I want access asap
Access to a trash can or access to a good experience?
I would strongly recommend that a data center that’s not across the ocean is worth waiting for and one that is across the ocean probably isn’t worth paying for.
But it’s your call, and your money to spend. I would at least get yourself on the waiting list for the correct data center for your location even if you want to mess around with the California one while you’re waiting.
But are there any datacenter that gives faster access?
You shouldn’t be picking a datacenter based on how fast you get activated, you should be picking a datacenter based on your location. Or ideally, just giving your location and letting Shadow pick your datacenter. Unless you plan on moving to be near your datacenter. =P
Can it be changed?
The most effective way to ‘change’ data centers is to cancel your subscription on one and start a new subscription on the other….which at this time, would mean getting back in line and waiting for activation again.
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