Upgrading WHMCS can be kind of tricky, especially when you’re going from major release to major release (ie: 5 to 6). There’s a pretty good chance that something’s gone missing, or something’s going to break. Even worse, it’s entirely possible that there’s bugs that the WHMCS team, and their testing didn’t catch. So, what to do? How to ensure a somewhat trouble free upgrade?
If you’ve been around the Windows world long enough, you know what the BSOD is. It’s nasty, it’s ugly, and even though Microsoft claims to have gotten rid of it, it still exists in a very different way. I bet you didn’t know, however, that there is such a thing as the WSOD (white screen of death) that is referred to by php developers and users alike. How can one figure out these errors? With WHMCS, this can be kind of complicated, but that’s what the point of this is, helping you get past these issues.
WHMCS, being the complicated beast that it is can be somewhat tricky to work with. Some tips and tricks to at least try to identify and mitigate the problem in here. If you’re still seeing issues after trying these, or your problem isn’t covered here, please do contact us! We’re absolutely here to help you work through the problem you’re having.
Your WHMCS cron is your money maker. It’s the beast that keeps your income flowing. Invoices generate from it, cards are charged, everything is done right through here. Surprisingly, however, many don’t know when this is problematic. They don’t keep an eye on it, and don’t catch the problem until it’s far, far too late.
So, we’ve covered the basics. We’ve covered the parts of the schema and some of the day to day queries. Now, let’s take a look at some more day to day queries, operations you’ll likely want to run on a daily basis. Deletes, >s, grabbing the number of rows, even some other small laravel magic.
I’ll be honest, my inbox is always full. No, really, it can be a nightmare. I sort through it every few minutes/hours, I have some aggressive filtering going on (forum posts, system notifications from dozens of servers, etc). My mailbox is always sitting with 10-15 messages unread, it’s crazy. If you’re like me (and many are), you can identify with the problem very quickly.
We’ll continue working on our ‘mynewaddon’ addon. This won’t really show much, but at the end of the tips and tricks guide, you’ll have a functioning addon that will serve as an example of how addons should be created, and what they can do from there.
Communicating with your clients through WHMCS can be tough. How many times in the past few months have you had to give this response to your clients? Be honest!
We sent you an email (invoice, support response, etc), please check your spam folder if it’s not received!
If you’re following along, I covered the database basics yesterday. So, today, for today’s WHMCS Database tips and tricks entry, we’ll take a look at the database schema when working with WHMCS. This is a slight bit more complicated. If you didn’t go through the schema link from yesterday, I strongly encourage you to do so now. This will help you out a good bit, and provides a bit of reference material for you to go with. Make sure you take a look through the schema link, for the types of columns you can use in Laravel.