I will be happy to answer your questions. With regards to Cloud Hosting, when you create a Linode on our platform you are reserving hardware on our hosts and assigned an IP address for that Linode. The IP address should not change for the Linode so long as the Linode stays in the same datacenter, so any license that is applied specifically to the IP address should not encounter any errors.
As far as the operating systems on the Linode, our platform is designed for Linux and we offer several Linux images you can install onto a Linode you create. That being said, you can also upload your own custom image if you desire. We’ve heard of Windows being run on KVM Linodes with success. While we aren’t able to provide direct support for Windows nor security recommendations, you may want to review the following two community-supplied guides which give you an overview of the steps involved in setting up Windows on our platform.
- https://github.com/ClickSimply/docs/blo ... ode-vps.md
Looking at that bounce, I'm sorry you experienced this issue. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
directly from your email address and we will be able to assist you further. That being said, I did a little digging and can you confirm the domain you were attempting to send from? It looks like the email address may have been @active8.net.au which will not work on our system because it does not appear to have a proper DNS entry. That being said, the domain activ8.com.au looks like it would have a proper DNS entry and if that's your email address's domain you should be able to send an email via the contact form.
For the IRC client, I'm sorry you were not able to connect through it. Taking a look at the channel logs, I do see a user with the nick WilliamK signed in twice. Were you not able to type into the channel? Can you provide a little more information about what you experienced?
If you would like, you can contact us via email directly at email@example.com
or give us a call 24/7 in the US at 855-454-6633 or internationally at +1 609-380-7100.
I hope this helps point you in the right direction. If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to let us know.