WHMCS offers an all-in-one billing and automation platform that automates all aspects of a web hosting business. This document describes how to install WHMCS on your WHM account.
Before you install WHMCS, you will need to install ionCube® and set up your database.
To install ionCube, follow the directions in our PHP Loader: ionCube 6 documentation.
Set up your database
After you install ionCube, follow the instructions in our MySQL Database Wizard documentation to set up your database.
Prepare the files for upload.
Before you upload the WHMCS files to your website, you will need to unzip the downloaded file and rename a configuration file. To do so, perform the following steps:
- Locate the downloaded
.zipfile on your computer.
- Unzip the contents of the
.zipfile to a folder on your computer.
- In the WHMCS folder, rename the
Upload the WHMCS folder to your website.
Upload the WHMCS folder to your website. You may rename the folder, if desired.
If the system returns an error, upload the file in binary mode.
You cannot use the name admin for the WHMCS folder. The administration directory uses admin as a name.
Run the WHMCS Installer
To run the WHMCS installer, perform the following steps:
To start the installation process, visit
example.comrepresents your domain. If you uploaded the WHMCS files to a directory other than
public_html, paste that path after your domain name in the URL.
Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Change permissions on the directories.
To change permissions on the directories, run the following commands:
Delete the install directory.
To delete the
install directory, perform the following steps.
Navigate to the directory where you uploaded WHMCS.
- Delete the
Log in to your WHMCS account.
Log in to your WHMCS account with your license key.