WHMCS PRICE INCREASE
Please note that the Starter and Plus WHMCS packages will not change and we will still offer these at the current price. The main change is to anyone on Professional or Business WHMCS packages.
So it is well known that WHMCS is the #1 most popular billing software for web hosting providers due to the excellent features the software includes to ensure fast delivery and ease of use managing web hosting services.
Their prices are also affordable! If you are happy to go with a self-hosted solution, then WHMCS is (and now, for some, was) the perfect choice!
Unfortunately, WebPros (the group that own WHMCS and other popular brands such as cPanel and Plesk) has recently made several changes affecting how businesses run.
WHMCS has done a drastic change with a new WHMCS Price Increase and removed important (and for many) controversial options for customers having Owned Lifetime licenses.
WHMCS has now stopped allowing renewals for support and upgrades, with immediate effect on 6th April. The same day they notified all their customers about the WHMCS Price Increase via email.
The WHMCS Price Increase also affects leased licenses. The new WHMCS Pricing 2021 is as follows:
You may check the official announcement from WHMCS below:
We are writing today to let you know about some changes to our pricing and licensing that will become effective on July 1, 2021.
Since 2017 we have continued our mission to automate and scale our customers’ businesses, empowering them by delivering critical features and capabilities, and increasing the automation and efficiencies available to these operations. The growing extensibility of WHMCS means you have access to more products, services, and tooling; the continued expansion of the MarketConnect platform gives you instant access to resell services in a way that is convenient, seamless, fully automated, and streamlined.
Over the past 18 months, we have invested significantly in additional people and talent, with even more investment planned for 2021 and beyond. Our investment in the business is just one of the ways that will allow us to continue to deliver the market-leading automation platform for web hosting businesses and professionals.
We have big plans. We intend to lead the way in redefining how web hosting is bought and sold, including modernizing the end-user experience for traditional web hosting to better enable our customers and partners to compete in today’s web hosting market. We will do this by delivering new user experiences, new workflows, and closer integration with existing products and services in the web hosting ecosystem.
We are excited to have you be part of this evolution with us. We hope you will continue to see the value that WHMCS delivers to your business and choose to leverage us as your partner in business automation.
Today, we are announcing changes to the price and tiers of licenses which includes the introduction of six new tiers for businesses with over 1,000 active customers.
Here is what is changing:
• The Starter license will no longer be available for purchase. If you currently have a Starter license, we will upgrade you to a Plus license on July 1, 2021. Once upgraded to Plus, your WHMCS installation will no longer display the Powered by WHMCS notice.
• The Plus license remains the same as today with a client limit of 250 and a monthly cost of $18.95.
• The Professional tier will now have a monthly cost of $29.95 and a client limit of 500.
• The first Business tier will have a client limit of up to 1,000 and be priced at $44.95. For those with more than 501 clients today, we will upgrade you to the appropriate Business tier on July 1, 2021.
All Business tier licenses include our Business License Support with Live Chat Technical Support and access to Priority Support.
Additional Business tiers are now available for licenses above 1,000 clients. The pricing for these new tiers is in the table below. To help provide further information and clarity, we’ve created a 2021 WHMCS Customer License Guide available at https://assets.whmcs.com/customer-li…guide-2021.pdf
Keep innovating, building, developing, designing, and hosting, and know that we continue to invest to improve everyone’s WHMCS experience.
We understand you might have questions, and we invite you to reach out to our Customer Service team. You can contact Customer Service by opening a ticket at https://www.whmcs.com/submit-a-ticket
– The WHMCS Team
WHMCS Customer License Pricing – Effective July 1, 2021:
For detailed information, please refer to the following thread at webhostingtalk.com – Important pricing changes to your WHMCS license [Merged]"
If you are affected by the WHMCS Price Increase and are now looking for a more affordable alternative solution to WHMCS, you may consider Blesta.
Please note that it is important to check exactly what it is you are getting when purchasing an Owned Lifetime license.
If you notice, Blesta offers 3 different types of Owned Licenses, and if you want to be able to have lifetime updates and support, you must select the Owned Lifetime license which costs slightly more.
If you purchase an Owned license which only includes 1 Year Support & Updates (Renew $39/yr) and Blesta decides to drop that Support and Updates package or charge a lot more for it you may have the same issue that many have with WHMCS now; WHMCS never offered an Owned Lifetime license which many were under the impression is what WHMCS offered and so quite rightly customers are upset about.
So yes, you would need to purchase the Owned Lifetime license at Blesta and that ensures you own it outright and it should always include unlimited support and upgrades with it, too.