Next version preview pt.2 – CSV Export addon

The next version is coming up, and as I’ve just finished developing this i thought I’d share a screenshot of the new add-on that will be included with the new HostBill (1.4.6). CSV Exporter is a simple tool for everyone who wants to do accounting outside HostBill and who needs a set of data exported from it. Youʼll be able to export invoices, transactions, accounts, domains and client details to be used in any program that is compatible with CSV format.

csv_export

Ubuntu + ionCube + HostBill problems – now fixed!

Hello,

If youʼre a user of a server running Ubuntu and PHP 5.2.x, and you suffer from segmentation faults caused by ionCube – which effectively prevents you from using HostBill – weʼve got good news for you. The ionCube team was able to figure out what was wrong with their loaders on such servers, and recently issued new loaders that fix this issue – so, go ahead and grab the updated loaders for your server from http://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php

Small things that make HostBill so great to work with pt.1

Weʼre like you – every day we work our way through hundreds of tickets, processing orders and managing accounts. Aside from development, we perform many repetitive tasks just like you, and weʼre always looking for ways of making these tasks easier:

– Why two clicks instead of one?

– Why have to scroll down instead of seeing everything in one place?

– Why travel miles with the mouse pointer?

You wonʼt be asking yourself any such questions when working with HostBill!

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Developers, start your IDEs – HostBill custom modules examples are here!

Visit http://wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Custom_Modules if you havent already – we’ve finally updated this page with working examples, so it will be easier to understand. Now you’ll be able to see for yourself how powerful HostBill modules can be. Let us know if you need more examples.

And here is little bonus from Geek&Poke – how we love to write documentation here in HostBill:

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Next version preview pt.1 – Ticket replies drafts

We’re not slowing down 😉 Next version will be delivered sooner than you expect – within 2-3 weeks, and of-course we got some amazing features coming up. Next HostBill version would be all about admin/support-collaboration. On a side of improved administrator privileges we will also introduce Ticket replies drafts feature – your reply will now automatically be stored for later use – so you can start typing reply to ticket, get more information and get back to replying later. Plus other support staff will also know that you’re replying, so no more double-replying of your fast support team;) Screenshot will say it all for you:

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HostBill v.1.4.0 Released

Long-Awaited Hostbill version 1.4.0 is out! Visit our online demo and experience new features like:

  • Multi-Currency support
  • Bulk Invoice Payment
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Custom client fields (vat, mobile phone etc)
  • Embedable live chat

…and much much more! Our integrated third party modules list is still growing, with this version we’re introducing goodies support like:

  • LogicBoxes – sell your Resellerclub hosting!
  • ISPManager
  • H-Sphere
  • Netcash.co.za
  • Quickpay.dk
  • DotNetPanel
  • Ashay backup

… and as usual: LOT MORE!

Go ahead and grab latest version of HostBill from our clientearea!

Next version preview pt.3 – PayPal balance addon

Its around one week until next HostBill will be released, and because of this we’ve decided to show you something special – new free HostBill addon which will be included with next version – PayPal Balance Addon. This simple addon gives you at a glance information about your current PayPal balance. But the best part about it is its simplycity – no need to edit any file!

See how you will be able to start using this (and many other addons):

1. You will visit addon management section, and hit “Activate” next to this addon

2. Fill in your API data, and hit Save Changes

3. Thats it! your Homescreen will look simmilar to this attached below:

balance

Easy configuration…

balance_example

…and our addon is working!

Next version preview pt.2 – Customizable client fields

With release of new version we will introduce new feature to HostBill – customizable client fields. During signup client will pick his profile type – Private profile or Company profile – as an administrator you’ll be able to configure which fields need to be displayed for each type of customer, you also will be able to set those fields required or not, to be displayed on client invoice or not. You will be able to define your own custom fields – lets say you operate in European Union and wants your commercial customers to provide their VAT number during signup – nothing simplier with HostBill! Take a look at screenshots and see by yourself.

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Admin section – define fields

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Client section – sign-up

Webdeveloper musthave – Zen Coding

This post will not be directly related to HostBill itself – but hey – its developers blog! 😉

I’ve recently stumbled upon great tool called Zen Coding – if you’re using HTML in your everyday work – this little fellow can save you a LOT of time – just requires some practice, for ex:

div#page>div.logo+ul#navigation>li*3>a

will be expanded into:

<div id="page">
        <div class="logo"></div>
        <ul id="navigation">
                <li><a href=""></a></li>
                <li><a href=""></a></li>
                <li><a href=""></a></li>                
        </ul>
</div>

Make sure to see it in action:

Introducing HostBill reseller program

Due to growing interest in this type of cooperation with us, today we’re announcing that our reseller program is available! You can now add cheap HostBill license as an addon to your hosting/vps/servers offering – starting from $ 59,75 USD/month. Please note that we allow reselling only for internal hosting customers – and we track them by IP you’ll be asked to provide – so package containing only HostBill itself is prohibited.

Full details to be found here: http://hostbillapp.com/resellers/