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How to install WHMCS in cPanel

WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing and support solution for online businesses. WHMCS handles everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning, and management. With WHMCS, you’re in control with a very powerful business automation tool.

You will need a license to install and run WHMCS.

ChemiCloud’s Reseller and VPS Hosting support WHMCS out of the box.

How to install WHMCS in cPanel

1) Login into your cPanel.

2) Scroll down to the Softaculours Apps Installer section and click on the WHMCS logo. This will open a screen with several options,  click on the Install Now button.

cPanel > Softaculous Apps Installer > WHMCS

3) Now it’s time to choose a protocol for your WHMCS install.

If you already installed a Free Let’s Encrypt SSL, then you would use HTTPS. If your site doesn’t use an SSL, then HTTP protocol will be just fine.

4) Next, you’ll need to set the Directory in which WHMCS will be installed. E.g:

  • To install WHMCS in a subfolder such as “billing” (https://domain.tld/billing) please type billing.
  • If you want WHMCS to be installed on https://domain.tld leave “In Directory” field empty.

4) Next, you will need to fill out the details of your WHMCS installation:

Site Settings

  • Company Name: Type in the name of your company
  • Admin Folder: Type in the name of the folder that you’d like to use for the administrator panel description. For improved security, we advise you to use a different name and not the default “admin”.
  • Company Email: Type in the email address for your company
  • Valid License Key: Type in the WHMCS license. If the license was purchased through us, search through your emails and see the welcome email sent to you once WHMCS license was issued.

If you don’t own a WHMCS license yet, you can purchase it from Product Addons page in your client area. Search for WHMCS.

WHMCS License Pricing

WHMCS Starter License: $11.95/mo
WHMCS Plus License: $16.95
WHMCS Professional License: $22.95
WHMCS Business License: $37.95

Admin Account

In this area, you will need to enter the login details that you’d like to use for your WHMCS admin panel. Please make sure to use a strong password and a personal email address to which you have access.

Advanced Options

We advise you to leave the advanced options that are configured by default for the database.

From this area, you will be able to enable auto-updates for your WHMCS version, theme and plugins.

5) When ready, scroll down and hit the Install button.

In a few moments, you will see the message that WHMCS has been successfully installed.

You can now go ahead and log into your WHMCS Dashboard to start working on your website.

That’s it! Now you know how to install WHMCS in cPanel, using Softaculous.

Updated on August 15, 2019

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