Enable Maintenance Mode in WHMCS

By on April 4th, 2016

WHMCS is one of the most popular billing, support and client management system in the web hosting business. And, every online or offline business requires some kind of maintenance regularly. And important systems like WHMCS that are used by hundreds of thousands of businesses over the internet require an in-built maintenance system. Fortunately, you can easily toggle the maintenance mode if you are using WHMCS.

WHMCS has a great maintenance mode toggle that allows you to even set the message that it will show to your customers while your system is in the maintenance mode. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to enable maintenance mode with a custom message directly from the admin panel. You do not have to install any Addons to perform these actions because WHMCS provides an in-built maintenance mode option. So, Let’s get started with the tutorial.

Enable Maintenance Mode in WHMCS

To enable maintenance mode in WHMCS, log in to the admin panel of your WHMCS and hover on the Setup option given in the main menu. It is a drop-down menu that will show you additional options. Click on the first option called General Settings.

Maintenanace Mode

In this section, you can quickly update the most important settings of your WHMCS. In this section, make sure you are on the General tab. If not, click on the General tab to navigate to the form that allows you to update the most basic settings.

Maintenanace Mode

In this form, you will find a checkbox with label Maintenance Mode. Check the box to enable the maintenance mode. Uncheck it to disable the maintenance mode.

Maintenanace Mode

Just after the Maintenance mode checkbox, you will see a field that allows you to enter the custom message you want to show to your customers while the maintenance mode is on.

Maintenanace Mode

After updating the options in the form, click on the Save Changes button given at the bottom of the form to apply the changes immediately.

Enable Maintenance Mode in WHMCS

It is always good to enable the maintenance mode while you are taking backups and working on the system that might affect the user experience. It is a good practice to let your customers know before enabling the maintenance mode. So, this is how you can manage the maintenance mode in WHMCS. If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, please let us know in the comment section given below.

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