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    #1

    paying or paid server?

    Which one is correct between the following two to mean " I need to pay to use this server."?

    - This is a paid server

    - This is a paying server





    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: paying or paid server?

    Which one is correct between the following two to mean " I need to pay to use this server."?

    - This is a paid server

    - This is a paying server


    Actually, neither is correct.

    A paid server is one that has been paid.
    A paying server is one that pays you.

    A pay server would be one that you have to pay to use. Compare to a pay telephone or a pay toilet.

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    Re: paying or paid server?

    A paid server is used for websites in contrast with free server, where the site pay for their hosting.

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