WHMCS Leased vs. Owned
I’m all about being lean/mean for startup costs.
My VPS provider offers WHMCS leased for $5/month. Unbeatable, right?
Well…on further research, turns out there are some things that this doesn’t give you:
- No free MaxMind lookups. WHMCS gives you 1,000 free – and 1,000 is $5/month if bought through MaxMind
- No dev instance (one-time $45 fee), though I could buy another one for $5/month from my provider presumably.
The dev instance is actually pretty critical – I’m going to be mucking around with WHMCS and want to be able to make mistakes, skin it, plug into it, etc. without breaking production.
So that works out to +$10/month. Or about the price difference between my reseller license ($5/month) and leasing one from WHMCS ($15.95/month).
Of course, I could buy one outright for $249 + $45/year but that is a decision I can wait on.