Massive WHMCS license price hike and death of lifetime licenses.


As everyone on the hosting industry already knows..

WHMCS has taken another path to provide their software only to ‘enterprise’ companies with big pockets. They recently made a huge price changing to their licenses, and a ‘death’ to WHMCS lifetime licenses. So from now on they have a more detailed, price structure based on your regular active clients, the more active ones you have, the more fuc*ed you are.


They also gave an ‘end’ to the lifetime licenses by stopping support and updates starting on 1 June.



Seems like they aren’t thinking of their clients anymore and this is just too obvious. But the community didn’t went quiet at all. WHMCS reputation just went upside-down over the net, especially websites like Trustpilot:


New marketplace for Blesta Themes & Templates


We are happy to announce our newest marketplace dedicated only to Blesta Themes & Templates. is going to be dedicated only to modern and exclusive Themes, Templates and Skins for Blesta billing platform. Every theme will be carefully designed, unique from any other one, responsive, easy to edit and completely SEO-ready for your next Blesta project!


Go visit the website now:

New brand! WHMCS.Design for WHMCS Themes


We have recently grabbed this premium domain just for one purpose! Very obvious, right?



WHMCS.Design will be our newest brand to present and sell our newest WHMCS themes and advertise our services, only for WHMCS. All our themes that we will be launching will be in that site with their information.

We suggest you bookmark that page, as we do intend to release new themes very soon. All themes will be without a doubt as usual modern, unique, responsive and will come with 1 year support after payment.


Go visit now:

Exclusive WHMCS Dark Themes released!



We are happy to say that we have recently released 2 new WHMCS Dark themes!

They are modern, unique and completely professional.

Both of them are released to work only for WHMCS 8.1 and no other older version. Both of them will cost no more than 69$.


The first one is Zeus:


.. and the second one, Odin.


These templates come with 1 year support after purchase. Through skype & email.



What’s new in WHMCS 8.1

WHMCS 8.1 is currently in Beta and is about to be released very soon (probably this 2020 year? i don’t think so.)

Where has WHMCS team been focused this .1 release?
It’s about(99%) the Client Area New Bootstrap 4 Design and child themes. Child themes? Let’s explain this further.
WHMCS is now introducing a very nice feature, child themes.

No longer do we have to zip all the files(including .tpl/php) to publish our new themes, no. We do not need to contain any longer the template files in our templates & themes, only the files we have customized, which mostly are the css files. This, as WHMCS team has explained, makes updating and maintaing of our themes easier for our clients and every designer will find this feature a superb!

A job nicely done, WHMCS.

WHMCS 8.1 Release Article | WHMCS Child Themes Article

Magna, Premium WHMCS & Blesta hosting theme.


Not long ago we released a premium hosting theme designed in HTML/PHP, that has 3 color versions and fully integrated with WHMCS and Blesta billing system in all it’s 3 colors! We called it Magna.

It is perfect theme choice by any hosting business and contains these pages:

  • Homepage
  • Shared Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting
  • VPS
  • Dedicated Servers
  • Game Servers
  • Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policy
  • … and an awesome WHMCS integration in all it’s 3 colors.


But that’s not all. Magna also has a day/night mode feature by default!


Preview the HTML/PHP version online: – Purple Version – Red Version – Blue Version


It also includes 1 year free support after purchase. Give it a try already!



Create your own Web Host Company

One of the toughest businesses.. yet very profitable.

” How to start your own Web Hosting Company. “


We usually get this asked a lot. How to become the next Hostgator or A2Hosting. Well that is surely not happening unless you are about to spend endless amount of money… even then you will have possibility of not grabbing the amount of clients you were expecting. To keep it short Web Hosting is an industry which needs constant work, marketing and 100% dedication to it. You don’t just grab some reseller plan, a good web design and expect clients to come fly buying to your website. No!


However that is a topic we will discuss later, let’s give some tips & a tutorial on what you need to get started.


  • Knowledge

You might think like “Hey i’m a programmer, i know my stuff. I can do this”. Well, no. In the Web Hosting industry you will encounter so many issues, configurations, problems… stuff you didn’t even think before will couse you an issue. However as that might be as good for you because you’ll be getting more experience, that will impact your hosting business. Please make sure you have enough knowledge to maintain your reseller/servers, provide support to your clients and actually helping them. Nobody likes a bad service or slow/bad support.


  • Dedication & Constant Work & Marketing

Work, work and more work. Clients are not waiting to sign up for your cool hosting plans, you need to do constant marketing and work probably every day on it if it is needed. My best guess would be that you won’t be receiving a dime either the first months, don’t let that be a suprise for you.


  • Money

Kinda ironic because the reason you are starting this is to earn more money but as i mentioned before you will not get any new signups or cover your monthly expenses as soon as you launch your ‘web hosting company’. Few months will be tough… hell maybe even a year.


  • Good Provider

Now this is something that depends on what you want to sell. Is it just simple Web Hosting? VPS? Dedicated Servers and Domains? You know it but make sure the company you are behind or reselling is reputable and does not have a bad history. Don’t go for the cheap providers, cheap never goes along with quality.


  • Billing System (WHMCS or Blesta )

I will only recommend the ones i have been using, there are no doubt other billing systems but we’ll stick to these two for now. These are the systems that will manage your clients, hosting packages, domain registration, tickets & support… pretty much these ones will handle your entire web hosting company. Search for tutorials in google, both of them are very popular.


  • Clean & Modern Web Design

You might think that web design has no impact on the sales, that’s where you might be wrong. Web design has a big impact so make sure you don’t have that ugly, flooded with content website. Put yourself as a visitor/possible client, if you opened your site what is the chance of purchasing a service? Grab some template on ThemeForest or if you’re looking to get something completely custom, be our guest.


The hosting industry is already flooded and will not stop, so think twice before taking this step.

LowEndHost – Modern Free Blesta Hosting Template

LowEndHost –  Free Blesta Modern Hosting Template

LowEndHost is now a Blesta Hosting template! It comes in three colors and it’s beautifully designed.


HTML/PHP template contains these pages:

  • Home
  • Virtual Private Server
  • Dedicated Servers
  • Game Servers
  • Terms of Service


You can view live the template here:  – Green Version – Blue Version – Red Version


To download this free hosting template, head to AALayer Marketplace:


You’ll have the installation instructions once you download the template.


LowEndHost – Free WHMCS hosting template!

Lowendhost – Free Modern & Unique Web hosting template

Designed and released for the first time in 2018, probably one of the most downloaded free whmcs hosting template. Now it’s back and updated to the latest 7.x WHMCS versions!

Template contains PHP/HTML version and WHMCS integration… plus 3 colors version! [Blue, red and green].


Pages that are included in the PHP/HTML version are:

  • Home
  • Web Hosting
  • VPS
  • Dedicated Servers
  • Game Servers
  • and Terms of Service.


A few screenshots:


You can view live the template here:  – Green Version – Blue Version – Red Version


To download this free hosting template, head to AALayer Marketplace:


Thank you!


AALayer the Web Design Agency


Hello and welcome to yet… the first post by us!

Small introduction:

We are a few passionate web designers & front end developers. with many years of experience. We have been designing for every kind of business, from a small local shop to an enterprise hosting company! We love what we do, and we will continue doing that for as long as we work.

Currently AALayer will only be used for custom work, tutorials, tips and everything related to Web Design / Front End Development.

We also plan to release many videos on our new  Youtube channel

For anything else, Contact us