Billing & Automation

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HostBill – Multiple possibilities for developers

Want to build module for HostBill? Not a problem!

We’ve been working recently on DevKits, documentation and examples so you can integrate virtually anything with HostBill now!

Whats possible?
Hosting/App/Provisioning modules
Connecting forms with provisioning modules
Payment Gateways
Plugins
Using API
Domain Registrars
– Custom Product Types (work in progress)

Stay tuned for next updates – I’m off  trying to hook up coffee machine API with HostBill 😉

Kris

Full OnApp 2.1RC4 module hotfix

HostBill users recently reported issue with OnApp 2.1RC4 module.

Problem:
When creating billing plan using API its not possible to create machine as client, as OnApp throws HTTP500 + bad response error.

Solution:
We’ve created patch for OnApp Full-Featured module 2.1. To apply it please download your copy of module again from our clientarea, and extract archive contents
in main HostBill directory.

Patch drawbacks:
This patch hard-codes clients’ cpu-shares to unlimited (its not setting cpu-shares limit in OnApp), and for new machines created from HostBill clientarea it sets cpu-share to 1, despite of slider settings.

Please note:
This is temporary patch, once OnApp will fix this bug with next RC/Stable version we will upload regular version of module with working CPU-Shares limit.

HostBill and European Union invoicing

Running a registered business in EU? You probably have some strict invoicing rules to follow – take VAT and its exceptions, or sequential invoice numeration for example. Lets take a quick tour to see how those can be handled with HostBill:

Tax(VAT) Exceptions

If you’re selling goods or services to company with registered VAT EU number you should not charge tax (A reverse charge). With HostBill you can turn on tax exceptions for such customers – and most importantly – HostBill can do it automatically for you!

Watch how easy is to configure HostBill to do so:

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Sequential Invoice Numeration and Pro-Forma invoices

In most EU countries paid invoices are required to have consistent, sequential numeration, unpaid invoices can be treated as Pro-Forma invoices. You don’t need to edit any files in HostBill to fulfill those rules, or have second accounting software for invoices. With two mouse-clicks you can turn on Pro-Forma invoicing and sequential paid invoices numeration – its that simple!

See mentioned two clicks configuration:

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HostBill version 2.3 – sneak preview

Next version of HostBill is coming up and we’ve decided to show you a little sneak preview of what you can expect.

Click on image below to open video.

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In this video you’ll be able to see how easy is to start selling SSL Certificates from Enom using HostBill – all certificates can be automatically configured and ready to sell with your reseller prices under 40 seconds!

Version 2.2 coming up!

Stay tuned for next updates – version 2.2 will be released later today! What to expect from new version? Major cPanel focus! Just take a look how your shared hosting client section might look like:

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What else to expect? Mmake sure to check http://extras.hostbillapp.com/ as using it we will inform you about new contributions for HostBill – there are just dozens of tasks in hosting industry that we’re going to automate with HostBill! Make sure to subscribe for future updates.

HostBill version 2.1 is out

It’s been 3 hard working weeks since last version was announced and its about time to release brand new, shiny HostBill version 2.1!

Don’t waste time and check out what’s its all about:

Quick Tour: http://hostbillapp.com/2/index2.1.html

Release Info: http://forum.hostbillapp.com/showthread.php?t=554

Order Now: http://hostbillapp.com/order/

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HostBill version 2.0 is out

New Order Pages:
1. Dedicated Servers – Please stop looking like a company from 1999. Please STOP!
2. Collocation – Allow clients to customize Rack Unit, Amps, Network Port and more.
3. Bulk domain registration – Add several domains to a single order.
4. OnApp – First commercial Cloud platform. Now you can compete with big companies too!
5. One Step Order Page – Quick and attractive order page.

See all details at: http://hostbillapp.com/2/index.html

Improvements:
New Domain Management, Pricing Groups
Client Area – New look and feel
Email templates – new look and great functionality
…and much much more!
See Demo of new version: http://demo.hostbillapp.com

New Domain Registrars:
NicDirect
RegDom
IntaServe
dotTK
co.za registrar

New Hosting Modules:
VMWare
ResellerClub Hosting
OnApp

New Payment Modules:
Dineromail
iDeal
USA ePay
iTransact
Amazon Payment
SMSWS

Cloud Hosting with HostBill

Do you offer simple Cpanel hosting, and do your customers keep bombarding you with questions about terms beginning with “CLOUD”?
– Cloud Servers
– Cloud Storage
– Cloud Hosting
– Cloud Services

Why not compete with the big hosting providers?
With OnAPP + HostBill you have cloud technology ready to go!

You can see an example of integration here:

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The new HostBill contains the powerful OnAPP module, which will allow you to resell your Cloud and enable your clients to manage their own VPS servers. Thereʼs only a few days to wait until the new HostBill arrives!

HostBill wants to pay you – our new 20% affiliate program

Sign up for our generous affiliate program today, and earn extra revenue by promoting us! 20% commission is paid on all license sales. Additionally, with monthly leases, youʼll receive the commission every time the license fee is paid.

License typeYou will earn
Free trial$ 0 USD
Monthly leased$ 2.59 USD / monthly
Monthly leased unbranded$ 3.19 USD / monthly
Owned$ 31.99 USD
Owned unbranded$ 49.99 USD