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    VAT

    You can use also the whmcs tax engine, which is free, but I do not suggest it: https://docs.whmcs.com/Tax_Configuration
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    VAT

    Here are the limits: https://www.avalara.com/vatlive/en/eu-vat-rules/eu-vat-number-registration/vat-registration-threshold.html
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    VAT

    There's a limit under which you're not forced to have your european VAT number: I don't remember how much higher is this limits, but it has at least 5 zeroes... So, three fixes: If you're under the limit, do nothing If you're under the limit and want to please your customer, add a "vat number" custom field to your configuration, leave your customers edit it inserting their own VAT number, print it on your invoices If you're over the limit, you need this add on: https://katamaze.com/products/billing-extension Note: the 2nd is better than the first because few European accountants pretend (wrongly) the customer's VAT number in any buy documents, even if extra-UE...
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    You're the one that, one day ago, wrote: So, yesterday, according to you hosting 200 users on the same server was stupid. Today, you suggest hosting 500 to 1000 users on the same server ... 😄 I can host 100, 500 or 1000 users on a server: it's me to decide and plan how to do it, and many variables are to be managed in such a decision. The best way for KISS ("keep it simple, stupid!") is reducing as possible the number of involved variables. And I (and many others...) are going to reduce thin number simply giving off cpanel. None would discuss today about it, because cpanel with such a pricing policy would not be the number one (or number two, it's to be decided) as it is, but it would be one of the many little competitors which fight for sharing the 10% of the market...
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    In a hosting plan which is over 50 bucks/year, 2.4 USD/year are quite little (but still 5% ... which is no so little, in any business model) In a hosting plan which is 15 bucks/year, 2.4 USD is over 15% ... for just a little piece of the toy. Other than Cpanel, there's to pay CloudLinux, a decent antimalware/antivirus, the VPS (do you know any hoster providing VPS for free?), the backup service, the server management... so it's unrealistic say "you have still a profit"... (BTW, it's the same argument which was argued by cpanel's guys... so I guess that there was a little misunderstanding between old cpanel's CEO and new management, so they truly think that just cpanel is sufficient to setup a hosting business... 😄 ) No, the real profit, if you're smart, may be a couple of bucks... so if cpanel ask for 2.4 on its own, you're loosing. But the question is: for such kind of business, is cpanel necessary? No, it's not: there's plenty of other products, equally good for this kind of job, which are free or available at an affordable price. And cpanel is loosing all of them. And they're mainly not moving towards Plesk (as Oakley's guys had maybe planned), but towards other products. I'm ready to bet that 2020 will be the last year that cpanel (as company) will close: during 2021, cpanel will somehow disappear.
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    Kayako WHMCS

    Anyone still using Kayako?!?!?! IMHO: expensive (too much expensive related to what it does), and you can do almost everything with WHMCS internal ticket system and (if needed) a little custom code...
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    Cheap, entry level hosting (15-20 bucks/year) does exist. I guess that websites using such kind of hosting are millions worldwide; it can be provided in an "honest" way, it is legit, and there's a number of players (big, less than big and very small) providing it. Maybe hard to profit from it, but there are lot of commercial reasons to provide it... This is not argument of debate. With new cpanel's prices, providing this kind of service is simply impossible.
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    How to create new page under Support

    What do you want to do in this page? Maybe it could be done with a new support dept, needed custom fields and a simple hook or a cron ...
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    Action after Domain Expiry

    A cron job, which extract from dB the domains managed by your registrar module, which are active and expiration date ≤ current date - 27 ...
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    VSphere VMWare installation

    If you have issues just in installing it, I guess you're going to meet even much harder issues later, in "ordinary" management... I suggest to find anyone who has the knowledge to do it.
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    100 domains is a too small number to do any stat. And, of the top 100 Alexa the majority doen not use any control panel (neither needs it: each one of those sites has often its own IT staff...) About "how to understand what a site is using as..." there're a number of scan tecniques. About control panels, the easy (and reliable) way is trying to scan and parse the usual administrative port (i.e. 2222 for DirectAdmin , 2083 for cpanel etc) This does not work if the port is protected by VPN or firewall, or moved on a different IP... and this is another reason why it make not sense to do it on the Alexa 100 (all of them will be widely protected, I guess...) Have any different idea about understand what's the market share of cpanel and plesk? According to their own: cpanel 70 millions of domains ( https://cpanel.net/company/ ) plesk 384000 servers, 11 millions of websites ( https://www.plesk.com/about-us/ ) Hard to compare data, of course (and they're no granted to be true...) Any other data?
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    Even I was sure being so, but it seems it's not so, and in last months (looking around the thread about cPanel's price increase) I found evidences that it's quite different... I.e., amongst Alexa top 100K, 1009 domains use Plesk, and 469 cPanel: https://www.datanyze.com/market-share/hosting-control-panels/Alexa top 100K
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    cPanel has no more the market share (in USA): market leader is Plesk... In my experience: three quite different products, with three different philosophies. We used largely DirectAdmin yeras ago: it was good, and stable. We moved on cpanel just cause of interface: cpanel interface was better, the users liked it, the user wanted it... and so we gave to the users what they were asking. In the meanwhile, we kept some DirectAdmin servers: good, stable, robust. And still bad interface. Now Directadmin has a new interface, which is better that cpanel's one: so, I simply see no reasons toremain on cpanel... Why are you sayng that DA "is crap"? Experience, or are you referring to the old-time interface, or ... ?
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    I remember that, many years ago, we did so (one metal, one vps) not cause of licencing fees (which were not: we were not using cpanel...) but to get an easy migration on different metal when we need it (it was always a pain in the ass doing a restore on a different hardware). But I don't think that this was the reason of cpanel prce increasing: technology went on, and IMHO nowaday the rule is using VPS, and using metal just to realize virtualization cluster.
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    I do not agree. The question is: is cPanel value worthwhile to its price? Being other instruments (Plesk, Directadmin, etc.) which at least do the same and are cheaper, the answer is "not". Beside that: my feeling is that cpanel is slowing its developing efforts, and that in a short time just "security" patches will be released. It's yet a number of months that no really new feature are implemented...
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    Nowadays, there's no difference for cpanel from VPS to metal (jut, if you're on metal, you're forced to buy the highr licence, even if you have just a couple of domains on it...) And there's no great difference from metal to VPS: I've seen many users migrating successfully from metal to huge VPS on vsphere (16 to 32 GB of RAM), and being happy because they got a more reliable service...
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    It was not a server of mine. It was done so just to give an easy and friendly interface to users, and to manage the service by means of API.
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    I followed all the huge thread on WHT ( https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1770316&page=110&p=10184953#post10184953 , 111 pages right now, thousands of comments...) Someone say 100, someone 200, someone 300... and others has even 1000, and works fine. There's no a single, "right" answer: it depends, it's realted to the kind of service you're provisioning, and to the kind of server you're managing. I know a server this something like 5000 accounts: it's used just for redirecting services as free add-on on domain registering. It works great, it's not such a great configuration, it's stable, it's ceap (and it's required to be cheap, being a service which is provided as free ad-on on a domain registration service which, on its own, has a yearly cost of 7-12 €. With cpanel, this machine should cost 45 + 0.2x4900= 1025 USD monthly .... just for a redirect service?!?!?!?!
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    20.63 is the price just for first three months: the later fee is 41.25 Sorry, my fault: it's 45, not 75 (just edited my post too)
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    Monthly fees: DirectAdmin unlimited: 29 USD Plesk unlimited: 41,25 USD cPanel unlimited: does not exist... assume 500 users, it's 45 + 0.20x400 = 125 USD But even if you account just only 100 user per server, the rusulting prices are 29 (Directadmin) 41.25 (Plesk) 45 (cPanel) So, you're two times wrong: it's not true that "DirectAdmin is more expensive than plesk" it's not true that Plesk and cPanel "are pratically the same [price]"
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    MASSIVE cPanel price increases

    This argument has been largely debated elsewhere (webhostingtalk community). And everyone agree that is true: cpanel development has been much slower than, i.e., Plesk. So what is going to happen? Oakley is going to slowly stop cpanel dev, spare money, and trying to move his own customers on Plesk. And in the meanwhile getting as money as possible from this zombie product. Cpanel is on a dead way: leave it ASAP. Just my 2 cents... 😉
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    decline non UK registrations

    They yet did it (since december 2018): https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/geo-blocking-digital-single-market In UK, Amendment to Schedule 13 to the Enterprise Act 2002
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    decline non UK registrations

    NOTE: until BREXIT is closed, you can't exclude EU customers: you're required to accept customers from any EU country. How to do it: go to setup -> general settings -> other and check "country" in "Locked Client Profile Fields" (so user will not be able to modify it after registration) edit clientregister.tpl in order to limit the countries which the user can select during registering
  24. After the update of WHMCS to 7.8.2, it happens that at every access to the page mydomain.com/domain/pricing , in the activity log file I find a line: Unable to build route path for /domain/pricing The page is rendered rightly, no issue about it, no error in consolle, no other errors in log... just that message "Unable to build route path for /domain/pricing" ...
  25. Have you tried to clean templates_c directory? Often old files in this directory bring to crazy problems...
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