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  Post #1 (permalink)   05-15-2017, 06:16 PM
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I used to use WHMCS until it got cracked and messed everything up. I didn't have backups to restore it, live and learn right? I really liked the software, very impressive and I liked what it did. But my knee jerk reaction was to stop paying WHMCS and get free software. But I'm not happy with my current software. I like the fact that it is free, but it's harder for clients. Am I being too much of a tight wad?

Lately I've been thinking of getting WHMCS again. It has the knowledge base and just about everything you need in it. I would just have to make sure I run daily backups I think. The thang is, I've had so much regrets about using popular software because it has been cracked so much I wonder if it's worth the effort. When I use free software nothing bad happens. The best I can surmise is that these crackers are after credit card information, ways to steal money through digital means.

I like to have the best for my clients, but I am a low energy person and it just floors me when something good is destroyed so quickly after putting in so much time and hard work. Is my attitude wrong? Should I take on a different perspective?
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WHMCS hasn't been 'cracked' recently. It's been a few years since that whole debacle.

Now, that's not saying WHMCS is (or is not) secure, but it really hasn't been cracked recently. If you're on the latest versions, and keep yourself updated, it's not that hard to keep secure.
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Did you follow all of the recommended security steps provided by WHMCS to secure your installation? Because if you did it would have never been "cracked" in the first place.

http://docs.whmcs.com/Further_Security_Steps
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Lately I've been thinking of getting WHMCS again. It has the knowledge base and just about everything you need in it. I would just have to make sure I run daily backups I think. The thang is, I've had so much regrets about using popular software because it has been cracked so much I wonder if it's worth the effort. When I use free software nothing bad happens. The best I can surmise is that these crackers are after credit card information, ways to steal money through digital means.
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WHMCS might be or might not be the best CMS of this kind on the market. However, it is still affordable and if your got hacked or cracked or whatever, it is due to mismanagement. It is a goo idea to restrict the access to the administrative area.
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WHMCS might be or might not be the best CMS of this kind on the market. However, it is still affordable and if your got hacked or cracked or whatever, it is due to mismanagement. It is a goo idea to restrict the access to the administrative area.
So then how would new clients register for products?
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I used to use WHMCS until it got cracked and messed everything up. I didn't have backups to restore it, live and learn right? I really liked the software, very impressive and I liked what it did. But my knee jerk reaction was to stop paying WHMCS and get free software. But I'm not happy with my current software. I like the fact that it is free, but it's harder for clients. Am I being too much of a tight wad?

Lately I've been thinking of getting WHMCS again. It has the knowledge base and just about everything you need in it. I would just have to make sure I run daily backups I think. The thang is, I've had so much regrets about using popular software because it has been cracked so much I wonder if it's worth the effort. When I use free software nothing bad happens. The best I can surmise is that these crackers are after credit card information, ways to steal money through digital means.

I like to have the best for my clients, but I am a low energy person and it just floors me when something good is destroyed so quickly after putting in so much time and hard work. Is my attitude wrong? Should I take on a different perspective?
Ask your new provider if they sell WHMCS licences as if they do it will most likely be far cheaper than a direct licence.

I was paying $20 a month direct for a WHMCS licence, but now i have a 120GB server with WHMCS for $29 a month ( the actual WHMCS licence is only $9 a month
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Ask your new provider if they sell WHMCS licences as if they do it will most likely be far cheaper than a direct licence.

I was paying $20 a month direct for a WHMCS licence, but now i have a 120GB server with WHMCS for $29 a month ( the actual WHMCS licence is only $9 a month
I have heard it's cheaper buying it from a provider. When I got it directly from WHMCS it was about $18 a month.
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Don't even think about it. If you want the best go with WHMCS. Secure it better or hire someone or some company to secure your server. And yes you should back it up. There is no point in using an inferior product, jmo.
 
 
 


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I have heard it's cheaper buying it from a provider. When I got it directly from WHMCS it was about $18 a month.
yes, but i am in the UK, so they add 20% VAT, which ups the price, also they changed their price structure to go with how many clients you actually have

https://www.whmcs.com/pricing/
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Blesta is a decent alternative, it has most of the basics WHMCS has to offer with fewer addons. It is a lot cheaper, but most of the industry is used to WHMCS and its extended features.
 
 
 


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So then how would new clients register for products?
I think you need to read my post...
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I think you need to read my post...
I am considering getting WHMCS again even though my experiences with it in the past were hair raising even though there isn't much hair left up there to raise. Once, my credit card on their site was compromised and I had to get a new card. Fortunately the bank shut the card down and the cracker didn't get any money.

I have been on their site and reading about security measures. And because the https is actually working properly on my new server it may be worth a shot. I know that the provider I use has it and it makes life easier.
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WHMCS is the best that you can have for your clients. It is more reliable and easy to manage all your hosting accounts.
No doubt. I always liked it when I had it and it made managing accounts and other things it does much easier.
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Once, my credit card on their site was compromised and I had to get a new card. F
You were not the only one compromised when they were hacked and had the database published online and i dare say many more jumped ship

This is what forced them to get a major partner (cPanel)
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