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.ORG Pricing Increase from July 31st, 2015

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On July 31st, 2015, Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Registry Operator for the .org domain, is increasing the annual registration price by $0.80 USD.

As a result of this registry increase, the cost of registering and/or renewing a .org domain will be increasing for all domain registrars, and in turn will affect prices for our eNom and ResellerClub users.

For our ResellerClub users, the current base price of $9.45/year will be increasing to $10.05/year and for our eNom users, the current base price of $9.85/year will be increasing to $10.45/year. Despite the $0.80 price increase, you'll notice our sub-reseller prices are only increasing by 60 cents. This is due to both the domain registrars and ourselves absorbing some of the cost increase to offer our clients the best possible rates.

eNom users will also be receiving an email notice from eNom regarding this price increase.

You may be asking, what does this mean for me?

On July 31st, you will want to review your domain pricing in WHMCS for the .org TLD and adjust it as necessary to maintain the profit margin you desire. To adjust the domain pricing go to Setup > Products/Services > Domain Pricing inside your WHMCS admin area and click on Open Pricing next to the .org TLD.

Before that date however, you might also like to consider renewing any .org domains you own to avoid the upcoming price increase.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this update, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.


Posted by WHMCS Sean on Friday, July 24th, 2015







WHMCS V6.0.1 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of WHMCS 6.0.1.

This is a maintenance release addressing issues discovered since the 6.0.0 release. Both a full release and incremental patch set upgrade are being made available.

We have been really pleased to see such a high adoption rate of 6.0 in its' first week of release and the positive reception it has received from users.

We have some very exciting plans ahead for version 6, and work is already underway towards the 6.1 release which will see the introduction of a number of new order form choices.


Posted by Matt on Thursday, July 16th, 2015







Version 6.0 Now Available

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The wait is over. Version 6.0 is out now and available for you to download and install today!

Version 6 is packed with new features, watch the video below for a look at some of them in action.


As always, we recommend reading the release notes in full before upgrading from an earlier version. For those of you that haven't got time to read the full release notes right now, here's a brief summary of the key points.

We hope you enjoy this new version, and as ever, our support team are here to assist you in any way they can.


Posted by Matt on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015







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







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