What is WHMCS? WHMCS Installation from cPanel Softaculous.

By Aditya varma

May 19, 2017


In this tutorial I will discuss what is WHMCS, requirements to install, advantages with WHMCS and WHMCS installation from cPanel.

Let's dive into it.

WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses. Handling everything from signup to termination, WHMCS is a powerful automation & support tool. If you are a reseller and if your clients keep growing, then you surely require a better solution which should solve all your billing and support issues from one place. Yes, it is nothing but WHMCS. It is the best cart to manage your clients, products, invoices, support requests and many more options. It is a complete solution to manage all the things.

Advantages with WHMCS

WHMCS is a complete client management solution for online businesses. Along with this you will get.

  • Automated recurring billing.

  • Account creation, suspension and termination would be maintained automatically.

  • Client support center including support tickets and knowledgebase were integrated with it.

  • Statistical reports and tracking of payments.

  • Multi-Language support for control panel and email

  • Have different templates to change look and feel of your WHMCS panel
  • It is compatible with the major payment gateways such as PayPal, Google Checkout, and Authorize.Net, and includes many features such as the ability to use various currencies, create invoices, and create promotions.

You can also check all the feature list from WHMCS official website.

Basic Server Requirements for WHMCS installation from cPanel

To install and run WHMCS, your web server must meet certain minimum requirements. The following table shows minimum and recommended system requirements to install WHMCS 7.0 and later.

WHMCS Installation System Requirements

PHP Requirement

Version : 5.6.0  

Memory Limit : 64M

Database Extension : PDO

Extensions : Curl with SSL, GD2, Image Library, JSON Support, MBString, XML

Database Requirement

MySQL Version: 5.1.0

Strict Mode : Disabled

Ioncube Loaders : 5.0.21 for PHP 5.6 and 6.0.2 for PHP 7


WHMCS 6.x supports PHP 5.3.7 or later, including PHP 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6.

WHMCS 7.x supports PHP 5.6 and 7.x

How to install WHMCS with FastWebHost

Its pretty simple to install WHMCS on your Webhosting account. You can login to your control panel(cPanel) and you can install it with one click.

Let me provide you steps with screenshots about installing WHMCS from FastWebHost control panel.

Login to your cPanel, search for Software --> Softaculous Apps Installer and click on it. It just looks like in the below screenshot.

Softaculous Apps Installer from cPanel

After your click on Softaculous in your cPanel, it takes you to Softaculous dashboard. Here you can find all types of scripts. Search for WHMCS under E-commerce section and it resembles the below image.

WHMCS Installation dashboard from cpanel softaculous

Software Setup and Site Settings

Click on install button it will take you to next page where you need to select the domain, version, which directory to install, admin user and password.


Click on Install button and it will start WHMCS installation process and it might take 2-3 minutes to complete.


This completes the process of installing WHMCS script from cPanel softaculous. I am sure this helps you install your WHMCS from our cPanel with simple steps and with no help. We always appreciate to have your comment in the below box.

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