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Version 6.0 - New cPanel Hosting Account User Interface


Introducing the New cPanel Hosting Account User Interface.

Version 6.0 has a brand new look for cPanel hosting customers, bringing WHMCS and cPanel closer together than ever before.


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Taking full advantage of the all new Single Sign-On integration between our two products, this new end-user interface is designed to provide your clients with an easier and more convenient way to access many of the most commonly used functionalities of the cPanel control panel, all directly from within your WHMCS member portal.

It makes transitioning from the billing panel to the website control panel quick, seamless, and without any need to re-authenticate.

In addition, the interface makes it really easy to promote and purchase addons and extras, provides a graphical representation of disk and bandwidth usage, and, if upgrade products are configured, will recommend upgrading when a user reaches 75% or more of their allocated resources.

To complete the changes, the new interface also features a Quick Email Create option, allowing users to create new email accounts without ever leaving the billing portal.

Fully templated and customisable, you're in control of exactly what features of cPanel are presented to your customers.

You can download and give it a try today by signing up to our beta. Release Candidate 1 includes this functionality and is available to download now.


Posted by Matt on Thursday, June 18th, 2015







WHMCS Security Advisory TSR-2015-0001


WHMCS has released new updates for all supported versions of WHMCS. These updates include changes that address security concerns within the WHMCS product.

WHMCS has rated these updates as having a Trivial to Important security impact. Information on security ratings can be found at http://docs.whmcs.com/Security_Levels


Releases
Please update your installation to the latest version 5.3.14.


Patches - What is a Patch?

Incremental patches can be downloaded by following the links below.

These patch sets contain only the files that have changed between the previous release and this update. The previous release version that these patch sets are designed for is clearly indicated as the first and smaller number.

5.3.13 --> 5.3.14 http://go.whmcs.com/522/v5313_incremental_to_v5314_patch
MD5 Checksum: 9e53077daebbd7027b5107fa35577648

Need a patch for an older version? Visit our downloads page: http://download.whmcs.com/

To apply a patch set release, download the files as indicated above. Then follow the upgrade instructions for a "Patch Set" which can be found at http://docs.whmcs.com/Upgrading#For_a_Patch_Set


Full Release - What is a Full Release?

A full release distribution contains all the files of a WHMCS product installation. It can be used to both perform a new installation or update an existing one (regardless of previous version).
5.3.14 Full Version - Download Now http://download.whmcs.com/
MD5 Checksum: 8b360c93523ad8675659eb92b29f46cf

To apply a full release, download the release from the URL above. Then follow the upgrade instructions for a "Full Release Version" which can be found at http://docs.whmcs.com/Upgrading#For_a_Full_Release_Version


Security Issue Information

The security changes in these releases address 9 issues, all of which were reported via the Security Bounty Program, or discovered internally by the WHMCS Development Team. The issues addressed are rated as having Trivial to Important security impacts.

Once sufficient time has passed to allow WHMCS customers to update their installed software, WHMCS will release additional information regarding the nature of the security issues.

Maintenance Issue Information

This release also provides resolution for a few of maintenance issues. For full details please refer to the changelog:
All published and supported versions of WHMCS prior to 5.3.14 are affected by one or more of these maintenance and security issues.


Posted by WHMCS Andrew on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015







WHMCS V5.3.13 Released


We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 5.3.13.

This update contains maintenance updates for the 5.3 series of WHMCS.

If you are unaware, GlobalSign has stopped offering 4 and 5 year certificates on March 30th, 2015 (Read their blog here). As such we've updated the GlobalSign modules. You will need to update any products you may still have that offer those certificates terms.

As usual, we are making available both an incremental upgrade version containing just the changed files for those upgrading from the latest previous version V5.3.12 and a full release which can be used to perform a new installation or upgrade an existing installation regardless of previous version.

Both of these are available to download from the downloads page below.


Please refer to the release notes for specific information regarding this release and details of any template changes that are required.


Posted by WHMCS Nate on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015







Version 6.0 Now Available in Beta


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With a lot of excitement, we are very pleased to announce the public beta release of Version 6.0.

Version 6.0 is a major new update with a lot of new features and functionality, as well as many under the hood improvements. If you missed any of the details, we've got you covered with our dedicated Version 6.0 Microsite

Beta testers play an invaluable role in our development process, and we rely on their work to ensure we release the best possible product. We encourage as many people as possible to take part in the beta process. Signup today to be one of the first to get your hands on Version 6.0 and help shape the finished product. To learn more about the beta process, please visit http://vsix.whmcs.com/learnmore

If you would like to get involved, and help make Version 6.0 great, simply visit http://vsix.whmcs.com/ and enter your details. We'll then email you immediately with details of how to get the beta and all the important information you need to know.

We've also setup a dedicated forum for discussions relating to Version 6.0 which can be found at: http://forum.whmcs.com/forumdisplay.php?98-WHMCS-Version-6-0-Beta-Release

This will allow you to talk directly with other WHMCS users who are taking part in the beta process as well as members of staff and collaborate together to make this release a great success.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know. If you decide to take part in the beta, thank you, and we hope you enjoy it! :)


Posted by WHMCS Sean on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015







Domain Namespinning and How it Benefits You


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We've all been there. You have this great idea for a new website, you think of the perfect name, but when you go to register it... it's already taken! As hard as you try to find an alternative, nothing else seems quite as good.

That's where Domain Namespinning comes in.

With the new eNom Namespinner feature in WHMCS 6.0, when a customer visits your website to look for a domain, they can simply enter their desired keywords, and the Namespinner will provide intelligent suggestions for both the domain SLD and TLD extension.

What's even more exciting is if they have a specific domain and extension in mind, and that chosen domain name is taken, the customer will be presented with relevant, meaningful alternative domain suggestions. In-fact, even if it's available, the suggestions still appear - why sell one domain when you could sell two, three or even more...

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What was once a lost customer due to a dead-end domain unavailable message, is now still a potential sale.

All the big guys do it, and now you can too.

The Namespinner also makes it easier than ever to promote and sell New TLDs too, as any of the TLDs you offer for registration have the potential to show up in suggestions.

Tip: Offering new TLDs increases the chances of the customers SLD keyword choice being available.

One big question we know many of you will be wondering is does this mean I can only use the Namespinner for domains I register with eNom? And no, the answer is the Namespinner can be used for all domain searches performed in your WHMCS installation, regardless of the registrar you ultimately use to register them. All you need to get started is an eNom account which you can register for here.

Get ready to start selling more domains!


Posted by WHMCS Sean on Thursday, April 9th, 2015







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