Billing & Automation

HostBill v.1.0.6 Released

As promised to our customers – version 1.0.6 of HostBill is out today! You’ll be amazed by number of third party modules integrated with HostBill – detailed informations about release is posted on our forums at: http://forum.hostbillapp.com/showthread.php?p=251

Go ahead and try out our live demo and experience new HostBill features by yourself, or if you’re our customer already grab your own copy from our clientarea!

Announcing HostBill v.1.0.6 Upcoming Release

We’re working more than hard here on another release – this one will be focused mostly on bringing third party modules requested on our forums. Here is some of modules we’ve already done for this version:

  • Interworx hosting panel
  • ISPConfig hosting panel
  • Namecheap domain registrar
  • NoChex gateway
  • AliPay gateway
  • and few more (to be announced with release)…

So stay tuned for version 1.0.6 release announcement, which is scheduled in a middle of February 2010. Want to see another module on official 1.0.6 release list – let us know using our community forum!

Also we’ve launched another blog for directly hosting related topics – visit: http://articles.hostbillapp.com/ and read our first article – how in few steps set up VPS hosting in Hetzner datacenter. More articles to come – we’re also opened for authors who want to participate and share their knowledge and experience on hosting related topics.

HostBill v.1.0.4 Released

We’re happy to announce that version 1.0.4 is finished and available for download from our client area. VPS is future of hosting, thats why in this release we put much pressure on making HostBill works well for VPS hosting providers. By using HostBill and its integrated VPS modules your clients dont need to log-in into third-party software in most cases, they can use your site [with integrated HostBill] to manage their vps and keep track of its details [memory, disk space, assigned ips etc].

To get more informations about this particular release visit our forums

Annoucing HostBill v.1.0.4 Upcoming Release

Its a matter of days now untill new HostBill version release. With 1.0.4 we’ll be introducing promotional coupons, information pages, custom category cart templates and most importantly new vps hosting modules integration – SolusVM, vePortal, Panenthe – we’re waiting for update of API from all of mentioned software developers, so both them and HostBill can give great opportunity for hosting companies owners to introduce vps hosting management into their offers.

Note that theese are only part of already developed for this version features – visit our forums and let us know what is missing for you in HostBill – we’re looking forward for more great feedback and feature requests!

HostBill v.1.0.2 Released

We’re happy to announce that version 1.0.2 is finished and available for download from our client area. With release of this version we’re introducing new payment options for HostBill license:

  • Already known free three months trial for max five accounts created using HostBill
  • Monthly Leased License – unlimited number of accounts, valid for one installation, “Powered by HostBill” line across system – $12.95/monthly
  • No Branded Monthly Leased LIcense – same as above, without “Powered by” line – $15.95/monthly

Detailed release notes on version 1.0.2 can be found on our forum:  http://forum.hostbillapp.com/showthread.php?p=64

vePortal vs SolusVM vs Panenthe

Now we know that VPS Managment Software can be done better, it’s time to make improvements. We at HostBill feel responsible for these improvements  also.  We would like to have better API.

HyperVM took big share of vps management software.  When I compare HyperVM  to current solutions like vePortal/SolusVM/Penenthe I think is better.

We would like to provide full VPS managment not poor solution that most of  billing software deliver by default. And they call it “great software”.

VPS Managment Software API comparison - vePortal vs SolusVM vs Panenthe

FeaturePanentheSolusVMvePortal
1Create VPSYesYesYes
2Reboot VPSNoYesYes
3Shutdown/Suspend VPSYesYesYes
4List TemplatesNoYesNo
5Suspend VPSYesYesYes
6Destroy VPSYesYesYes
7Change HostnameNoNoYes
8Get Status of VPSYesYesYes
9Add IP addressNoNoNo
10Change Root PasswordNoNoYes

Please note we don’t judge any VPS manager we just compare API. We would like to have all VPS managers integrated into HostBill soon.


Just one thing missing – Xen support. Our customers need this feature. Stable and good VPS managers with Xen support.  We  are counting on you!

Developers, Developers, Developers work hard on your Panels.  You can listen Steve Ballmer and his famous developer’s song.

Announcing HostBill 1.0.2 upcoming release

Hello all intrested in HostBill project.
We’re happy to annouce that version 1.0.2 getting its last screws and bolts and it will be released very soon from now (date will be revealed in next post). As we’re very excited with it, we’d like to give you a sneak preview of upcoming new features in HostBill – mostly developer-friendly ones.

Here is short list of upcoming features:
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Tutorial: Integrating HostBill with your current website layout

In this short tutorial we will show you how to fast integrate your HostBill installation’s template to match your website’s look and feel. No advanced html/css skills needed – just some copy/paste and we’re done!

Tools needed:

  • text editor (anything will do the job, best will be with syntax coloring – like free notepad ++ for windows)
  • FTP client
  • Firefox + FireBug plugin can be helpful for finding bugs
  • small coffee

Lets get started!

I’ll be using free html template from http://www.freelayouts.com/ as a original website, so HostBill will match it look and feel at the end. Template i picked: http://www.freelayouts.com/templates/-Green-and-Plain?preview=true.

Our tutorial main hosting page
Our tutorial main hosting page

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