At HostBill we put a great effort in listening our customers and responding to both their comments and criticism. We constantly develop our platform adding new functionalities every week to make sure we meet our clients requirements. Here’s the summary of new features developed over the past few weeks. Continue Reading
New website, New App Store, New Licensing Options!
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Order Pages, Client Areas, Modules, Plugins in one place!
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We’ve just released security update for HostBill, as a response to potentially dangerous XSS Vulnerability.
To apply security update please download latest and update HostBill to 2013-12-14 version.
You can also use our auto-upgrade plugin to perform this automatically.
Upgrading to new version: http://wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Upgrading_to_new_version
Using auto upgrade plugin: http://wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Auto-Upgrade_plugin
We believe that this vulnerability is not known to the public, its severity depends on adminarea protection.
KBKP Software always encourages our clients to take extra steps for protection:
Big thanks to team Rack911 (https://www.rack911.com/) for identifying and reporting this problem.
In last couple hours we’ve released patch for HostBill versions 4.x available from auto-update plugin and to download directly from:
For manual patch apply please extract archive contents in main HostBill dir.
We strongly recommend upgrading to latest HostBill version (4.6.4 – archive also contains patched files)
We’ve been notified about brute-force attack possible to be performed by logged in customers into other client’s accounts.
Patch was introduced immediately for auto-upgrade feature
We’ve been notified about dangerous security threat found in one of HostBill files.
Severity depends on server configuration we cannot leave our users at risk – we take security very seriously.
Download patch from here: https://hostbillapp.com/clientarea/patches/hostbill_patch4.6.0_4324.zip (for versions 4.4.0 and UP)
Please extract this patch in main HostBill directory. It is also available in auto-update plugin.
Version 4.6.0 available in downloads section has also been patched, so if you’re using older version its advised to upgrade to latest version.
We’re quite aware that our recent changes in billing model/platform may have caused unintended confusion – we’re here to straighten it up.
All changes in pricing/renewal fees are for new customers only. HostBill respects “grandfather rights”.
If by accident you did not received what you’ve paid for (renewal fee shows as different, your access to download shows as expired), please contact Licensing Department.
Paid Live Chat/Vies Plugin
You’re still free to use mentioned modules – those become paid for new customers only.
Bug fixes will be provided in future for both free and paid versions. New features will be introduced for paid versions.
Premium orderpages / clientarea themes
Update to newer version do not remove orderpages that came with your HostBill when you bought it or with updates up to recent version.
This means that you still are good to use orderpages you’ve bought with your HostBill.
Prices for orderpages listed as premium/paid are for new customers only.
Developer toolkit access
Access to dev toolkit is available for old customers only (anyone who signed up before 2013-05-24)
By new customers – we understand clients that signed up after 4.6.0 release (2013-05-24)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I purchased license year ago, do I still have access to all orderpages and client themes that came with my HostBill 4.5.8
A: Yes. All orderpages released prior to 4.6.0 are included in download package for customers who purchased HostBill before mentioned release
Q: Will I get new HostBill features/improvements/bug fixes?
A: Yes. All free core features, improvements and bug fixes are released weekly, as before.
Q: Do I have access my HostBill’s API?
A: Yes. Access to API and hooks, template and orderpage modifications is not limited!
Q: I signed up before 4.6.0 release, if I download new version are orderpages that I previously used going to be there?
A: Yes. You have access to what you’ve signed up for.
Q: Can I develop my own extensions or use third party modules?
A: If you’ve signed up before 2013-05-26 (TOS/License update) than YES.
Thank you for taking part in HostBill Free test. Free version is no longer available.
Our NextGen theme released few months ago changed industry outlook on client section of service provider websites. Its time to make it even better!
With HostBill 3.9 we’re introducing new variation of this popular theme, called “Nextgen Clean” – we’ve made it nicer to eye with pixel-perfect attention to details, take a look on some screenshots or watch short style walk-trough
It’s been a week – so time for another updrade from HostBill team!
Lets take a glimpse of today-released, all new, HostBill 3.1.4:
Further OnApp improvements
Our already great integration with OnApp Cloud just get better! Your client will now have access to new backup-related features, including:
If you offer cloud/vps backup space, you can now add them ability to convert their backups into re-usable OS Templates from HostBill interface with just few mouse-cliks – simple as that!
If you enable Schedules in related OnApp user roles your clients will see new option in their clientarea interface – Schedule Backup. With this option your customers will be able to manage their automated backup schedules, allowing them to create daily/weekly/monthly/yearly backups.
New ticket department permissions
Now you can use additional settings in your Ticket departments including:
– Allowing staff member to reply using email
– Prevent customers from closing ticket opened by staff member
– Prevent customers from re-open ticket closed by staff member
Of course there is lot more in new version For full list of changes/fixes go to hostbillapp.com/changelog/
I’d like to take the opportunity and wish our valued customers and friends Happy Holidays and a New Year from HostBill team. Its been amazing year for us, full of great integrations, major HostBill improvements and number of great new customers to work with.
See you in 2012!