How to install WHMCS billing platform

In order to install WHMCS billing platform  the license key is required. provides WHMCS licenses at $12.95/mo. If you need one, feel free to contact our Billing Department via ticket system.

WHMCS license is free of charge with R-Pro and R-Premium Reseller hosting plans.

There are two ways how to install WHMCS billing platform:

1. WHMCS installation via Softaculous script installer

2.  Manual WHMCS installation


To install WHMCS via Softaculous:

1. Login your cPanel Control Panel

2. Under the section “Software/Services” look for the icon “Softaculous” (Alternatively use the “Search” feature located at the top left of cPanel)

3. Once inside Softaculous locate on the left category menu “E-Commerce” and expand this option then look for and click on the “WHMCS” link

4. You should now see a WHMCS overview page. On this page click the blue “Install” button

5. Fill in this form to meet your specific needs – most fields are self-explanatory:

Choose Protocol: If you have a dedicated IP & SSL set this to https:// otherwise leave it as http://

In Directory: If you want this in a directory specify that directory here. If you want this in the root of your website then leave this field blank

Admin Folder: This is the location of your operator area, it is recommended you change this to something different (Ex. /employees)

Valid License Key: You can find your license in your service addons, for more information see Input the license you received here (Ex. Leased-xxxxxxxxx)

Once you have filled in the rest of the fields click on the “Install” button below.

Now you should be presented with a confirmation message that WHMCS has successfully been installed. You can login to your admin area here: using the credentials you specified during the installation process.


Installing WHMCS Manually

The following steps will guide you through the process:

1. Unzip the contents of the zip file to a folder on your computer

2. Rename the file to configuration.php

3. Upload the entire whmcs folder to your website - if you experience problems, try uploading in binary mode

4. Next you can rename the folder to whatever you like (billing, clients, etc...)

5. Now visit the installation script at http://{}/whmcs/install/install.php to run the installer process - if you get an Ioncube related error message, see the installation Ioncube steps above

6. Follow the instructions on screen to install which will involve setting file permissions as listed below, entering your license key and setting up your primary admin account

7. When complete, delete the install folder from your web server and CHMOD the configuration.php file back to 644.

Required file & folders permissions (unless your php is suPHP or PHPSuExec):

/configuration.php          CHMOD 777 Writeable

/attachments                CHMOD 777 Writeable

/downloads                  CHMOD 777 Writeable

/templates_c                CHMOD 777 Writeable

Post Installation Suggested Steps

After installation is completed, we recommend that you go through and configure your new WHMCS system in the following order:

1. Login to the Admin Area and configure your General Settings (Setup > General Settings )

2. Setup your Payment Gateways (Setup > Payment Gateways )

3. Setup your Products & Services (Setup > Products and Services )

4. Configure your Domain Pricing (Setup > Domain Pricing )

5. Setup your Support Ticket Departments (Setup > Support Departments )

6. Setup email piping so you can manage tickets using the WHMCS Support Desk - for full instructions on this please see the Email Piping article

7. Ensure the WHMCS Cron Job is setup and configure automated tasks (Setup > Automation Settings )

8. Place some test orders on your website to check everything works as expected

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