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  1. bear

    New cron error

    In that case it would likely default to the server wide choice for PHP. EA4 allows for sites to use something other than the default, but if not specified it falls back to that.
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    What just happen to WHMCS

    I own three of those. 😞 Only one in use, and not for much longer. Maybe we need to start a feature request for that. :P
  3. bear

    What just happen to WHMCS

    Pretty sure we were told, not asked, about this being added into WHMCS. Like the SSl autocheck, it's just something they wanted, even if we don't.
  4. Is that email client also sending from the same server/domain WHMCS is installed on?
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    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    I never said that. When referring to Affinity I said "They are indeed very new (2014 or so)". Just wanted to clarify.
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    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    Doing it wrong? Love the (fully incorrect) assumption. You seem to be getting a little heated here, so I'm done. This has gone way off topic anyway.
  7. bear

    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    They are indeed very new (2014 or so), and I'd suggest underpowered compared to the Adobe programs (by virtue of a short test just now). Some of the basics are simple in that (shapes for one), but missing a lot. To say Adobe is copying from *them* is very hard to believe, but I see a lot of Adobe in them. Yes you can open .ai files, but it's lossy in some ways, and there's no going back, as it won't save back to .ai. In some ways it reminds me of those that say the Gimp is a direct replacement of Photoshop. It does some things, but not nearly as well. Price is really low, speed is really fast, so a consideration if you didn't want to spend on Adobe, but I'd say it's a distant cousin, but not at all terrible.
  8. bear

    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    But you do pay for the *software* you use. Without it, the point is moot.
  9. bear

    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    I use Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDesign mostly. I've found nothing that comes close to any of those for what they do. What programs other than Adobe's can you open .psd, .ai and .indd files with and have them be fully editable?
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    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    Again I'd have to disagree to a point, this time about Adobe products. I've gotten to keep up with current versions, use any of the software in the entire library of apps they have in CC, and have made literally thousands upon thousands of dollars as a direct result of being able to service design (graphic, web and print) customers using it. Yes, if I stop paying I'll lose access to the software and any *proprietary* content created (as in .psd, .ai and .indd files and so on), but not the money earned while using it. Are there other apps that can do what they do? Probably, but certainly not with the interconnectivity and ease, not to mention how familiar I am with them. Do I like the subscription model? Definitely not. Have I learned (and earned) while using it? Definitely have. Toss up for me.
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    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    I would disagree there. With my owned license it doesn't stop working or prevent access if I don't pay the support fee. I just can't get new versions and presumably full support. So not SAAS. The newer licensing model is a subscription for software, with the penalty for non-payment being loss of access to the admin area. You still have access to the database, so the "brain" is still on your system, but the key to get in is withheld. In a way, SAAS. Adobe does SAAS, with the subscription model in CC. You pay, you get access to the software and files created, but if you stop, you can't do anything with either (regarding native formats). Others, like Kayako, host the actual data and software, so stop paying, lose it all.
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    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    And that would definitely have me move off WHMCS (though we own ours).
  13. bear

    Payment Processors who are 'Web Hosting Friendly'?

    We've moved to Stripe from 2Checkout, after they quietly raised our rates without telling us (from the expected 2.9% + .35 to 5.5% +.45), then fought us tooth and nail for nearly a year to finally get the last of our money out (at the end, the last disbursement kept getting pushed back for many weeks due to "technical issues" no one could or was willing to explain). It wasn't at all much, since most of our processing was going through Paypal or via check, but it was a loss here. Not to be trusted, that lot. Avoid if at all possible.
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    Finding Nulled WHMCS distributions!

    They say that all the time, as one would expect when someone's asking about the product...ANY product. I often see people selling Blesta licenses on forums (along with complaints), so it's not all love and happiness. 😉 You mean like adding third party deals that gain referral income for the company? :P The main reason they got any traction at all was because of the issues in 2013 with WHMCS and security. The fallout from that gave them incentive and attention, since it was mostly open code and the flaws here were not. I'd have to say if they were going to push WHMCS down in the market, the time was then or just thereafter. The next chance will be soon, if they keep developing and WHMCS keeps getting bloat and harder to customize, along with even more onerous pricing and "marketplace" or mandatory SSL checks for no reason. Let's hope they learn before it becomes too late.
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    How to promote my hosting business?

    Be better at your job than others are, have extremely fast servers and support, be affordable, be polite, and offer referral awards to existing customers. Oh wait, that's us. 😉 The bulk of our base comes from those we've developed websites for. We give them a year of hosting with a paid design, and then make them as happy as we can with the service. They tend to stay a really long time as a result. Many of those referred others. It's a crowded market, and you're asking this where other hosts/providers gather. The odds of someone sharing an easy technique that works really well is slim, but it's the usual methods that have always worked. Get your name out there via social media, advertise, participate knowledgeably in places where customers might hang out looking for providers and so on. Pound the pavement in your local area and talk with business owners. Have something to show them they can hang on to, like brochures. On the brochure have a QR code they can use to hit up your beautiful responsively designed website easily...and brand everything. It's not magic, it's hard work. Harder every day, in fact.
  16. That's likely finding every *page* with that on it, not just once per installation. Not a good metric to find how many are out there, and some will have paid for removing branding, so...
  17. bear

    error on php in tpl

    28.94 United States Dollars. For a lifetime license. Oh dear.
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    error on php in tpl

    All three license levels state they're out of stock currently. I don't see where they offer that with hosting, and it's not allowed to sell/rent licenses without that. Very, very suspicious. Like Brian said, contact WHMCS and make sure you're legal. Better to ask and know than to hope and not be. Someone that knowingly uses pirated versions runs the risk of a permanent ban, from what I've seen.
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    error on php in tpl

    Yeah, pretty sure that's nulled.
  20. bear

    error on php in tpl

    Script tags should be enclosed in {literal}js code here{/literal} tags, but I'm not sure PHP will run from within.
  21. Maybe not many are using Yubi, so it didn't come up enough? It's a bit inconvenient to use, but addon security generally is. If you're listening, WHMCS, anything that will no longer work without updating to the new version should be worth mentioning within the release notes at the least. We can't be expected to simply know what you know and base decisions on that.
  22. He was very involved, and we used to communicate via the community fairly often. Following the Cpanel involvement, I don't believe I'd ever spoken (written form) with him again. All of my interactions from then on were mainly folks either from Cpanel (Infopro, from Cpanel, was placed in charge of this community for a time, but seems to have moved on in that regard) or those hired after the "partnership". To hear Cpanel tell it, this was merely an investment and not a direct partnership, but it's clear that was either untrue or evolved since then. The direction and sales-y direction feels more like Cpanel than Matt. Though Matt may be involved in signing off on versions and changes, I don't believe he's driving the boat, so to speak. Dragged this pretty far off topic, so I'll bow out here. Miss you, Matt. :)
  23. This was the entry: MODULE-6923 - Update Yubikey API for v2 https://docs.whmcs.com/Changelog:WHMCS_V7.7.0_RC_1 Without knowing v1 was being removed/disabled by Yubi, that wasn't helpful. 😉
  24. This. I wouldn't call him a stooge at all, but I think his 51% is on paper, and it's not him fully driving the direction (maybe the CP folks are being persuasive or convincing him profit needs to be increased by any means...oh and here's a few things we can do that we've already rolled in). He has a controlling interest, but only just. He's not engaged here personally, and to me that feels like he's far less involved overall now. Love to be wrong, and it's just an opinion.
  25. Just as a followup, support stated it was explained in the change log and gave me a link. The link was to a changelog for a 7.7.0 beta, and only mentioned there was a new one. Nothing about the existing one failing totally. Up to us to ask questions and research everything that's rolled into WHMCS, I suppose. Personally, I"m not an early adopter, and would appreciate a heads up on things that will be failing if not updated quickly.
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