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WHMCS Obtain/Request Free License

WHMCS provides you with complete client management, billing & support.  You can utilize WHMCS to manage your web hosting business and any related businesses you may have, such as web design or consulting.

WHMCS is included with all Reseller Packages and Dedicated Hosting Plans.

Although VPS Hosting does not qualify for a free WHMCS license, VPS customers can obtain a WHMCS license from HostGator at a discounted rate of $5 per month.


To obtain a copy of WHMCS, request it using the request form indicated below.


  1. To have the WHMCS request form to accept your order, your domain must already be pointed to your reseller account, VPS, or dedicated server.
  • If you have not updated the DNS to point the domain to your HostGator reseller account, VPS, or dedicated server (either by changing the name servers or creating an A record), the form may reject your domain and request that you contact us. 
  • If you have recently changed your name servers, it may take up to 48 hours for the changes to propagate worldwide, although it often takes less time.

Request Your Copy

  1. Reseller & Dedicated: You may obtain your copy of WHMCS by visiting https://www.whmcs.com/hostgator and requesting your free WHMCS license. (See license details below.)

VPS: You may obtain a license for $5 per month by contacting HostGator Support.

Additional addons are available directly from WHMCS Ltd. and will be offered when you request your free license. These are optional and unnecessary for WHMCS to work; however, you may find many uses.

Download and Install

  1. Once you've requested your license from WHMCS, you may download it by logging into your WHMCS client area at: www.whmcs.com/members.
  2. Installation instructions can be found in the article: How to Install WHMCS.

Alternatively, if you do not want to install WHMCS yourself, you can request that HostGator install it for you by contacting us via %%SupportPhone%%. There is a $25 charge if HostGator installs it for you. No charge if you install it yourself, of course.

License Details

The license for WHMCS is free for reseller & dedicated server customers ($5 per month for VPS customers) for as long as you are a HostGator customer, and you will have the option to include addons from the makers of WHMCS to your order, such as a WHMCS Android or iPhone app. While these are optional, you may find them valuable. Please note that these addons are purchased directly from WHMCS, not HostGator, so please contact WHMCS for any addons you wish to acquire.

Note: The WHMCS license offered from HostGator is only valid if WHMCS is installed on your HostGator reseller account, VPS, or dedicated server. You may purchase a license directly from WHMCS if you do not have a reseller plan, VPS, or dedicated server.

Should you choose to change hosting providers and wish to continue using your WHMCS installation hosted on another provider, a license would need to be purchased directly from WHMCS as the HostGator-provided license would no longer be valid.

Also, there is a limit of one (1) free or discounted WHMCS license per customer. Additional licenses need to be purchased directly from WHMCS.

The license provided by HostGator is a Starter-level license that allows for up to 250 active clients at any one time. Should you exceed this number, you will need to upgrade your license through WHMCS directly.


Sometimes you may receive an error message saying that the IP of your domain does not appear to be part of the HostGator network, even though you have already changed the DNS.  If this should occur, please contact HostGator support to expedite having that particular IP listed in WHMCS's system.

Since this free license is only available to HostGator customers while active customers (as per the license details above), WHMCS must be installed on a HostGator server (HostGator IP) if you want to install WHMCS on a server not controlled by HostGator, then you must purchase a license directly from WHMCS.


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