There are a lot of costs that go into this sort of thing. There is no way to get cheaper WHMCS licenses, unless you join their reseller program, which I believe you have to have a total of like 10-15 licenses or something like that active in order to join that program. Otherwise, you can resell services from another company that bundles WHMCS for it, but then you run into a 'service quality issue'. Like how reliable is that company, do they have an uptime guarantee? Do they honor their uptime guarantee like they say they do? Is their support responsive if you need them for something quickly? What kind of support do they offer; phone, live chat, email; skype, etc.? There are a lot of questions to ask yourself or to ask the provider for which you are wanting to do business with.
When you are dealing with licenses, there are all sorts of fees... WHMCS, cPanel/WHM, the server, Softaculous, and any other software, such as JetBackup, Zamfoo, WHMReseller, etc. You can get cPanel/WHM licenses for $14.95/mo for VPS machines, Softaculous is about $2.00/mo and then all other software pricing varies.
Hope this helps, have a great day.
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Originally Posted by Hostrica
My business partner and I are considering reselling hosting service to interested clients. As of now we just do shared and VPS hosting. The shared is growing pretty well. We want to try out reselling.
I know that you can get things cheaper with certain qualifiers. For example, cheaper WHMCS licenses. How might we go about asking vendors for lower costs? Any advice would be appreciated.
We have factored in the obvious costs like servers, WHMCS licenses, SSL's, etc. Is there anything we might be overlooking in deciding to offer these services?