It would not work, the license would be specifically as part of your service with Hostgator and not outside of it's realm -- trust me they would of found a way to not achieve what you want to do
I know you can get around this with Hostbill, funny enough.
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Gator would just inform WHMCS and they would deactivate the licence.
Actually, I think it's automated.
To get the WHMCS licence you need to apply via http://www.whmcs.com/hostgator/ and provide your domain name, I'd assume the IP of your domain is checked to ensure it is an IP on the HostGator network and if so, a licence is generated.
Much like the standard licences, I'd assume the validity is checked regularly by ensuring your domain is still using an IP on the HostGator network, if not, then the licence would be deactivated.
Last edited by SercoNetworks; 04-13-2011 at 09:24 AM.
Don't try to cheat the system. WHMCS licenses are only $13/mo from Licensepal. If that's too much for you, then you're entering the wrong business.
WHMCS is a great tool, it's well worth the cost. I'd probably pay double or more to use WHMCS if it included just a few minor additional features, but you can't beat the price and the great features of WHMCS.
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When I used WHMCS and changed my IP, I had to have my WHMCS license reactivated and WHMCS didn't work until then. So don't think you are going to copy the directory and database from your server and transfer them to your new host. Those guys over at WHMCS aren't exactly dummies.
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The server ips are in the whmcs license pool and if you order a dedicated ip you might need to be added manually. When you access your admin panel whmcs uses cURL to connect to the license servers. If it cannot connect or validate it locks you out of the administrative panel. So no, it would not work.
Before leaving Hostgator, do a backup of the WHMCS database (the WHMCS belongs to Hostgator but the info in the database is yours). If new host offers WHMCS free then all you have to do is make sure the database is the same name and upload your backedup data base. If the new host does not offer WHMCS the only way to use your database info is to purchase/rent your own. (The best thing to do though is to purchase/rent your own even if the company offers it free then your not liable to their restrictions.
Some other billing programs do have a method for importing WHMCS data.
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