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There may come a time when you have a cPanel / WHM Server full of accounts that you need to incorporate into your WHMCS. This can be due to a new installation of WHMCS or acquirement of another server. Regardless of the reason, you will be able to import the accounts from...

This guide will go over how to set up cron jobs for cPanel from WHM. By the end of this guide, you will be able to automate jobs on your server like updates and backups, saving you lots of time with your Server Administration tasks. Configure cPanel Cron Jobs Step 1. Log...

As time goes on in your White Label Reseller journey with Hostwinds and as you use WHMCS, you will get new clients, though you may also lose some clients. It can be not easy to keep track of leaving clients, especially if you have a large amount. Luckily, WHMCS has a way to...

To make sure everything is operating as it should and check if something does go wrong, you can look at your Logs. The Log files will hold information as it pertains to the service to help investigate when problems arise. In WHMCS, there is a convenient area to view these...

Sometimes there are instances when a client might want to deposit money in advance. For example, if they are about to place several orders or go on a holiday. To enable the extra fund's feature is a simple task that we will cover in this guide. Create Add Funds Invoice As...

When running or creating scripts on your site, you may need to check and confirm that the functionality exists. Typically with PHP, this functionality is done through PHP Extensions installed and enabled on a server. This allows your code to interact differently with many...

With WHMCS, if you have a lot of activity on your site, it may cause the database and files to grow quite large. Eventually, this may slow down or bog down your site as it tries to look for information. Alternatively, this can help to save disk space as well. Where To Find...

To improve security with cPanel / WHM, it is common to have a firewall installed. The most common being ConfigServer Security & Firewall . Otherwise known as csf . While this firewall is intended to prevent malicious users from gaining unauthorized access to the server,...

The announcements system will also output announcements into an XML RSS feed for readers and other websites. Step #1 – To create an announcement, navigate to Support> Announcements and click Add New Announcement. Step #2 – Enter the date, title, and announcement itself into...

As a White Label Reseller, it is important to understand how to utilize WHMCS Support Tickets to navigate and utilize this effectively to provide support to your clients. If you do need to contact Hostwinds in regards to your accounts, you will want to Submit A Support...

This guide will walk you through how to use the Orders page within WHMCS. This guide is intended to help Hostwinds clients who are using WHMCS. Step 1 . To access the all orders window in WHMCS, you will want to select the blue tab labeled orders from the top of the main...

WHMCS provides support for creating your own custom fields for input and display on a client's profile. This article goes over the Custom Client Fields options and how to add a custom field. To access the Custom Client Fields options, navigate to Setup -> Custom Client...

WHMCS supports assigning your clients into different groups to more easily differentiate between your customers and what policies, options, or promotions may apply to them. This article goes over the Client Group's options of WHMCS and how to manage them. To access the...

WHMCS provides support for a wide variety of addons. The way to enable and configure these addons is through the addon module settings. This guide goes over the addon modules available and how to enable and configure an add-on module. To access the addon module settings in...

Thinking of a domain name can be a difficult task these days. Especially considering all of the good ones are already taken. Luckily, with the Domain WHOIS Lookup tool in WHMCS, you can view if the domain is already registered, and you can view important information about...

If you have multiple staff working through your WHMCS installation, it may not be easy to distribute tasks and let everyone know what they are working on. Usually, this may be done through a third-party application. However, in WHMCS, there is the option to make Tasks for...