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Protect your PHP Application with the Licensing Addon

By Robert / April 27th, 2016

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Today we're going to discuss how you can license your own applications using the same rock solid licensing solution we use here at WHMCS. The Licensing Addon makes it easy to package, sell and manage usage of your commercial web-based software applications. By combining the billing, client management and support features you know with software application licensing and digital delivery the Licensing Addon transforms WHMCS into a complete solution for software developers.

Sell the way you want
The Licensing Addon is completely flexible, designed to fit your individual needs by supporting all billing cycles and billing features provided by WHMCS - prorata, late fees, and more. It also gives you the ability to automatically license on activation (when the end user installs your app) and re-issue licenses in the event the end user moves their installation to a new location. You also have the ability to control the prefix for your license keys which allows you to differentiate between the products you offer. Giving you the potential to offer different tiers and features with each product.

Protect your app
A difficult task when selling a PHP Application is maintaining control of your app whether that be preventing fraudulent orders, managing user access, or abuse of your software. The Licensing Addon assures you have ownership over your product at all times by allowing you to track your clients use of your PHP Application from start to finish. Once a customer purchases your app, they will automatically be issued a license key from WHMCS. This key will allow you to suspend and/or terminate their access at anytime. This can be used in the event of an overdue invoice or if your application is being abused (fraud/chargebacks).

You can also define the length of the keys you use and control how you restrict access. By imposing download restrictions you can ensure only users with a valid license can download your app. This can also be used to enforce update requirements, for example you may wish to require a user to have support & updates enabled before having access to a specific version of your product.

Up-sell your customers
The Licensing Addon has support for "un-lockable" add-ons and extras within your licensed product. This means you can easily up-sell your customers with products such as branding removal, extended support, additional features, and anything else you'd like to provide, for an additional fee. The possibilities are truly endless!

Getting started
Supporting both local and remote license keys, copy & paste ready integration and a simple API, integrating the WHMCS Licensing Addon to your application is as easy as can be. Once purchased, we will provide you with the PHP licensing code ready to implement in your app and when integrated you're ready to start selling. It's as simple as that!

Start selling your PHP Application automatically, securely & efficiently through WHMCS with the Licensing Addon for only $99.95.
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