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How do I configure PayPal within WHMCS?

Art. Nr: 73  |  Rating: 4/5 from 241 votes  |  Last Updated: Sun, May 20, 2012

The PayPal payment gateway configuration within WHMCS is quite easy and can be accomplished in a few easy to follow steps. For your convenience, we’ve separated each step to make things simpler. Please follow the outlined steps below:

Configuration within WHMCS:

  • Login to your WHMCS Admin Area
  • Next, go to "Setup" and then onto "Payments" and onto "Payment Gateways"
  • Then, locate PayPal in the drop down list, and click "Activate"
  • Once activated, review all the settings and input needed information
  • Finally, click on "Save Changes" once ready to apply your changes!

Setting up PayPal:

  • Login to your PayPal Account
  • Next, go to your "Profile" and then onto "Instant Payment Notifications"
  • Once within this section, click on "Choose IPN Settings"
  • Input the IPN URL such as:


  • Make sure you enable "Receive IPN Messages (Enabled)
  • Finally, simply click on "Save" to apply your settings!

Final WHMCS configurations:

  • Login to your WHMCS Admin Area
  • Next, go to "Setup" and then onto "Products & Services" and "Products & Services"
  • Click on the main category that your products are under
  • Once loaded, locate "Available Payment Gateways" and enable "PayPal"
  • Finally, when ready, simply click "Save Changes" to apply!

Please note you may need to repeat the WHMCS process outlined a few times dependent on the amount of categories you have within your WHMCS.

Should you have any further questions pertaining to your WHMCS license, please feel free to get in contact with our web hosting support team for additional assistance.

I have upgraded to 5.1.2 and I dont seem to have the paypal module available... Its saying "Module Not Activated"

Posted by rock - Fri, Sep 28th, 2012

Yes latest versions like to list all the Paypal logins/emails in the Paypal account to work the payment callback and mark invoice paid.

Posted by William - Thu, Jul 19th, 2012

They have changed WHMCS you need to ill now all Paypal IDs you have in a row comma separated.

Posted by Travis - Tue, Jun 12th, 2012

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