If you are looking to install WHMCS in Plesk easily without making any mistakes then you are at the right place. Here is a detailed guide about the right steps to follow to install WHMCS in Plesk successfully in a few easy steps.
Before getting started with the installation process, look back at our last blog if you want to explore the main features and advantages of using WHMCS over any other Web Hosting Management Solution then. We have explained the main feature of using WHMCS to manage your hosting business.
To get started, first of all, you need to understand that WHMCS is not an open-source platform that you can use for free. It is a copyrighted and encrypted platform with IonCube.
To automate your web hosting business using WHMCS, you need to buy a plan from WHMCS’s official website. The basic plan starts at $18.95 with basic features and for a limited number of clients. To explore all the plans and pricing of WHMCS visit their website here.
To install WHMCS on Plesk or any other Weh Hosting Control Panel there are some basic and mandatory system requirements that you need to cross-check before installation.
The following table shows the minimum and recommended system requirements for running WHMCS 8.0 and later.
|PHP Version||7.2||Latest 7.3 or 7.4 Release|
|PHP Memory Limit||64 MB||128 MB|
|PHP Database Extensions||PDO||PDO|
|PHP Extensions||Curl With SSL
|MySQL Version||5.2.0||Latest 5.7|
|Ioncube Loaders||10.2.0 or Later||The latest 10.x Ioncube for your PHP Version|
Here are the step-by-step instructions for you to install the WHMCS. Follow these instructions in the order they are mentioned.
|Version||System Cron Frequency|
|WHMCS 6.3.x and earlier||Once per day.|
|WHMCS 7.0 and later||Every 5 minutes, or as frequently as your hosting provider allows
(minimum once per hour).
Sample Cron Command – */5 * * * * php -q /home/username/crons/cron.php
You can find the correct command to copy-and-paste for your WHMCS installation by navigating to Configuration () > System Settings > Automation Settings or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Automation Settings. Then, copy the command using the copy button on the field.
You need to follow these steps while installing the WHMCS on Plesk. It makes it harder for bots and other malicious users to find your admin login URL, which ultimately adds to your security.