The WHMCS API provides an interface to allow you to access and perform actions in WHMCS both from external applications and scripts as well as internal modules and addons.
The internal API can be used from any file within WHMCS - be it a template, action hook, addon module, anything. It allows you to call any of the API functions via a local function call to avoid needing to use CURL. For more information on this, please refer to the Internal API Page
The External API supports 3 response types: Name/Value Pairs (NVP), XML & JSON (V4.5 or later)
Most calls support all response types, but certain data retrieval calls will only work under either XML or JSON due to the multi-level depth nature of their responses.
API User Setup
When creating an admin user for API use, only the API permission is required to be able to access & use all the API functions.
You must also setup the IP(s) you will be connecting from in General Settings > Security. Failure to do this will result in an "Invalid IP xx.xxx.xxx.xx" response from the API.
If IP Restricted access isn't suitable for what you're using the API for, then an alternative solution using an access key is available. For details about how to use this alternative option instead, see the API Access Keys Page
We have fully working PHP code samples demonstrating how you can connect to and interpret each of the supported response types of the WHMCS API in the pages below:
An alphabetical list of API Functions is available at API:Functions(A-Z).
The API currently supports the following functions.
|Register Domain||Renew Domain||Transfer Domain|
|Release Domain||Get Domain Lock||Get Nameservers|
|Get WHOIS||Request EPP||Toggle ID Protect|
|Update Lock||Update Nameservers||Update WHOIS|
|Domain WHOIS Lookup|
|Module Create||Module Suspend||Module Unsuspend|
|Module Terminate||Module Change Package||Module Change Password|
|Add Order||Get Orders||Get Products|
|Get Promotions||Get Order Statuses||Accept Order|
|Pending Order||Cancel Order||Fraud Order|
|Get Invoices||Get Invoice||Create Invoice|
|Update Invoice||Add Invoice Payment||Capture Payment|
|Apply Credit||Add Billable Item||Add Credit|
|Add Transaction||Get Transactions||Update Transaction|
|Get Payment Methods|
|Create Quote||Update Quote||Delete Quote|
|Send Quote||Accept Quote||Get Quotes|
Need something else?
The API is being continually developed and added to as features are requested. If you have a need for a feature that is not currently available, feel free to create a feature request and we'll see what we can do.