With WHMCS 7.9, you can offer your customers a high speed, secure, and easy to use VPN service powered by SiteLock and available via WHMCS MarketConnect.
In this blog post I provide a brief introduction to VPN and details of what offering the new VPN service in WHMCS 7.9 looks and works like.
What is VPN?
In its simplest terms, a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a secure tunnel between your device and the internet. VPNs are used to protect your online traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.
What does a VPN do?
Typically, all of your internet traffic passes through your ISP's servers, which means they can see and log everything you do online. They may even hand your browsing history over to advertisers, government agencies, and other third parties.
However, if you use a VPN, your traffic is sent via a dedicated remote server. In doing this, the VPN hides your IP address and encrypts all the data you send and receive. The encrypted data is unreadable to anyone who intercepts it.
In addition, a VPN allows users to connect to servers in many different locations, bypassing censorship and geo-restrictions.
But I offer web hosting. Why would I want to offer VPN?
Simple. Even if someone has nothing to hide, often people don't like the idea of being watched and tracked.
More and more people are choosing to use a VPN for greater online privacy and general security and a web hosting provider is a natural fit for consumers to obtain their VPN service from.
So what does VPN in WHMCS 7.9 look like?
Unique to MarketConnect are the ready made landing pages that come as standard with all MarketConnect products, giving you an instant destination to begin promoting the service to your customers. Simply activate the service and you'll have this awesome looking landing page instantly available.
Upon purchasing the service, customers can instantly login and access the VPN service from their WHMCS client area dashboard.
VPN clients are available for all popular operating systems including Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
The clients such as the one above for Mac make it easy for your customers to choose a server location and connect. And once a connection has been established once, users can connect either via the app or via their native operating system VPN control panel.
Other noteworthy features include:
- No Browsing Restrictions
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 256-bit AES Encryption
- OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec and PPTP protocol support
- Simultaneous connections on up to 5 devices
- Unlimited Server Switching with over 40 Countries to choose from
- 24/7 US Based Support
Ok I'm sold, how much is it and how do I get started?
Simply upgrade to WHMCS 7.9, login to your WHMCS admin area, and then navigate to Setup > MarketConnect
to get started.
You'll see VPN in the list of available products. To view pricing, click the 'Learn more' button and select the Pricing tab.
Remember with MarketConnect there's no minimum deposit and you only pay for what you sell.
If you run into any problems or have any questions, our dedicated MarketConnect support team can help. Simply get in touch via https://marketplace.whmcs.com/contact/connect What is MarketConnect?
Since it's launch in 2017, MarketConnect
has helped thousands of web hosting providers increase their average order value and deliver a more complete web solution to their customers. With MarketConnect it's super easy to begin offering additional services such as SSL, Backup, Website Builder, Spam Protection and more to your product line up through one simple, easy-to-use and fully automated reselling platform.
Built by the makers of WHMCS, MarketConnect
allows us to control the complete end-to-end provisioning and delivery process for the services provisioned through it, allowing us to create a tighter and more reliable integration, and deliver a better experience for end users. Want to know more about WHMCS 7.9?
WHMCS 7.9 is available in Release Candidate status right now, and the VPN service is fully accessible to test and try out. To learn more about WHMCS 7.9 and what else is new, as well as to find out how to get early access to our beta releases, visit https://beta.whmcs.com/
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