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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Announcing HostBill v.1.0 Official Release Date

Its official now – 17.11.2009 – first public available version of HostBill will be released. It will be available to download for free from our clientarea (link on top of the page). You’ll be able to use it for free for three months or until you gather five customers with it – so its perfect for companies beggining its adventure with hosting as well as ones who want to tests it before paying for it. For full feature list of version 1.0.0 please visit Features section of our website, or our Forum.

Big day of release is coming soon

We’re making last tests and fixes before releasing HostBill to wider than beta-testers audience. Every module is being tested in live mode cause we want to be sure that everything is working properly in mentioned release day. Exact date of release will be posted soon so stay tuned for that. On behalf of all HB developers i think i can tell that all of us simply cannot wait for this day and getting more opinions on our product;)

Import Your Cpanel & DirectAdmin accounts and details into HostBill

Today we lanuched a new HostBill feature which will save your from having to copy each account manual from
Control Panel to HostBIll.

Import Cpanel, DirectAdmin accounts into hostbill
Import Cpanel, DirectAdmin accounts into hostbill

“Import Accounts” script fetches informations listed below and create respective accounts in HostBill:

  • user name
  • email
  • domain name

If product doesn’t exist script prompt for product name and create automatically, you just set a price.

This will save you a lot of time. If you need added new Control Panel to import script please open a support ticket.
Thanks for using HostBill!