How to Log in to your WHMCS

What is WHMCS?

WHMCS is a full management and e-commerce tool for web hosting resellers. We cover the product in more detail in our Why Use WHMCS? article.

Logging into WHMCS for the First Time

At this point in the reseller series, you have received your WHMCS license key and installed WHMCS. In this article, we will cover the next step: logging into your WHMCS for the first time.

  1. Go to the directory in which your WHMCS was installed. In our example, the directory is /billing. In your case, the directory may be your domain name, a subdomain (, or a subdirectory like billing (
  2. Admin directory in URL

    Type /admin after the directory. This will redirect you to the login page for administrators.

  3. Login button in WHMCS

    Enter your username and password. The username by default is “admin” and the password is the one you selected during the installation process.

  4. Click on the Login button.

From here you will redirected to the admin area.

Now, you know how to log into WHMCS. You can proceed from here to the WHMCS General Settings overview.

Christopher Maiorana Content Writer II

Christopher Maiorana joined the InMotion community team in 2015 and regularly dispenses tips and tricks in the Support Center, Community Q&A, and the InMotion Hosting Blog.

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