WHMCS To discontinue Owned Licenses starting today!

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Well this happened today....


http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=119034


If you manage under 250 active clients in your WHMCS installation, nothing is changing.

Here's how the WHMCS pricing model will look going forward:
Up to 250 Clients $15.95/mo
Up to 250 Clients $18.95/mo
Up to 1000 Clients $24.95/mo
Over 1000 Clients $39.95/mo
 

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Not a big deal really, still very cheap for how great of a product it is.
 

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Don't get me wrong, i have three Owned licenses so it doesn't affect me, however i can see it affecting the industry in terms of the smaller guys, You know as well as me, every dollar counts and the small guys just starting with little to no budget this impacts them especially if they have the low end hosting pricing model.

I can see this to ultimately leading to more nulled software and people switching to the alternatives. Personally i love Blesta, it does a lot better at many things WHMCS is lacking in. The only issue with Blesta is the small community that uses it.
 

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Thank you for informing the community. In general I find those pricing very fair as any one who has more clients should easily be able to pay 2$ then 4$ and then 15$. At above 1000 clients 39.95$ is not something to even consider high. same goes for 250 clients, etc.
 

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Hold on tiger! You can't discontinue your most used license just like that. For our point of view this is unprofessional move, and they will lose another Marketing share :).

If you are just starting then the prices are .. well ok? but...

Lets say that you have 1000 customers ok ? Paying 39.95/mo x 12 = 479.4$ like for what? For an upgrade every 6 months or year?.. As far I remember the unbranded owned license was something like 380$ with one year upgrades and support.

And after all is not about the price tag but the freedom. I don't see any reason nor I enjoy my freedom to be limited by monthly licenses. We enjoy paying full one time price and paying for upgrades.

Another reason why Blesta is way better Hosting Billing system.

Blesta is 99% opensource and that you can do any modification you want :) .
Needless to say that Blesta is more secure than WHMCS (front & backend).
 

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:) Our customers are paying us for high privacy protection and not to have their data in a cloud ;)
 

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cloud is an option, is available locally (such whmcs) hosting on your own server.

recommendations for clientexec.com and atomia.com

whmcs has become a monopolist ...
 

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Is anyone looking at switching to Blesta or another alternative such as them? Nukern does look nice but they are barely in a beta phase and don't have a demo available. I am sure they are in a phase of constant change at the moment. ClientExec had a big upgrade not too long ago but it is still not up to par with WHMCS.
 

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I hadn't hear about whmcs making any pricing changes recently, but then again I am not a customer of theirs. It still seems like a good price given what you get for that price.

I do wonder if this might just be opening a door a little bit to their competitors...
 

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That's recent for me, i'm a little behind the game as far as news in the web hosting game from the management side. I'm usually on the client side of web hosting news. ;)

I read a lot of things though and haven't seen anything on this but I guess I should look for other sources of good and hopefully more recent news for this field.
 

Michael-NewEra

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Welcome to the news haha!
 

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Thanks. LOL

This is the second time I have found out something that slipped me by from reading through some threads here. Maybe I need to un-bookmark a few of the sites I get news from. ;)
 
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