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Ability to add more billing cycles than 3 years

james bond shared this idea 7 years ago
Under Consideration

This is a very important feature to allow us to add more than 3 years billing cycle in my point of view. When we sell a product like SSL, these can be sell for more than 3 year with more discount. At least up-to 7 years billing cycle is needed.

What you guys think of this feature, please do vote if you agree with me.

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In our case, we have had repeated inquiries from corporate clients who want to pay for hosting plans for up to 5 years, but the process has become difficult for us since we have to "cheat the system" to be able to do so.

It would be very useful to have more additional options than just 3 years, or to be able to have this customized.

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It's a very good option to be able to provide hosting for 5 or even 10 years. The best idea is to make it customizable, so everyone can select more/different billing cycles. I want to be able to provide offers for 5 or 10 years.

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I think WHMCS might be hesitant since this would also allow scammers to sell 5 to 10 packages, move the money, close shop and run. Anyone in the industry and understands how it works knows that many companies, even some with good intentions, don't last 10 years, with some struggling at 5 years. Now imagine being the customer who paid 10 years, only to get an email in the third year that the company is closing (if they're polite enough to do so), and the 7 years left over won't be refunded.

There would need to be some verification that someone would be allowed to use the 5-10 year option. Hosting is unregulated where anyone can become "a host" and do as they please, where other industries will have some rules in place to prevent scams. It doesn't put a complete stop to scams, but it does make it a lot harder, whereas with a 5 to 10 year option, someone could walk away with tens of thousands of dollars since some packages, one year alone is worth a thousand dollars. Now times that 5 to 10 years, times whoever pays that.

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Fair point, but it is not WHMCS's job to impose limits based on what someone might or might not do. They are not the internet police.

That said, their culture sucks. They ignore decent suggestions, treat some bugs as intended behaviour and fail to reward any bug bounty for genuine bugs.

I have given up contributing to them.

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I fully agree. It's just one of those things where if a scam happens, its better to find ways to not be a part of it, but you're right, they can't tell anyone what they can or cannot do, although in essence, when they ignore some features that just make sense for all of us over the years, they are telling us what we can or cannot do. There are some features that 3rd parties are probably making a lot of money from that should have easily been included in the base model.

I think in 10+ years I've reported two Nulled copies. All you get is a Thank You. At least a month free would be a nice incentive, but overall, it helps the community. In the real world, if you saw a crime and called the cops, all you would get is a thank you...and if what you witnessed helped the case, you would now have to take time off work to answer questions and go to court. Now you're losing money being a witness, but overall, if helps the community.

WHMCS probably gets 1000 suggestions a year, and how many of those do they follow through on? 2?!?!??!

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