Billing & Automation

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HostBill 3.8.0 Release

HostBill 3.8.0 has just been released, make sure to check whats new:

OnApp & OnApp CDN: Pre-Paid Metered billing
Let your customers pay upfront for resources, invoices can be generated after account credit will reach your threshold.

New module: Observium
Now you can add bandwidth billing trough Observium, an alternative to previously released Cacti integration. Allow clients to browse graphs, estimate & bill for overages. Learn more at http://hostbillapp.com/features/colocation.php

New, Easy Development Kit
Building module for HostBill has never been easier – no object oriented programming skills required – simple function calls, well documented at http://dev.hostbillapp.com/procedural-dev-kit/ allows you to create fully functional module with few lines of code.

2 new orderpages
– Gauge sliders – innovative orderpage, ideal for cloud & vps hosters.
– Dedicated servers – full screen. Perfect for dedicated servers & colocation products.

Full changelog: http://hostbillapp.com/changelog/

HostBill 3.7.0 Release

HostBill 3.7.0 is now available for download. What’s new in latest HostBill?

Major ticket improvements:

  • Ticket macros – now you can add predefined response to ticket & automatically perform actions like status change, priority change, staff assignment & more.
  • Bulk actions – select multiple tickets in details screen to apply bulk action – using ticket macros and custom criteria you can update similar tickets at once!
  • Advanced ticket filters – create pre-import filters to determine tickets that should be rejected and post-import to apply automated actions after ticket creation based on your custom rules.
  • SLA/Escalations – HostBill now can automatically escalate & overdue tickets based on SLA set per department

Learn more about ticketing system in HostBill at http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/support-system.html

Mobile notifications:

  • Now your staff members and customers can receive mobile notifications on certain events in HostBill, like new or escalated tickets, new orders, new/due invoice, expiring domain & more.
  • Mobile notification modules include Twilio, Clickatell, Prowl (iPhone Push), NMA (Android Push)

OnApp module improvements:

  • Your cloud customers now will be able to manage rDNS records for their IPs
  • Clients can now create tags for their virtual machines, for easier management

One Time Passwords Plugin:
Enable additional layer of security for your HostBill adminarea – you can protect your admin section with Time-based One Time Passwords. Use your mobile device (tested with iPhone and Android) to generate one time password that will allow you to login.

New OrderPage: 3 steps slider.
Your clients will love new order page for your products – product ordering easy as 1,2,3.

Full changelog: http://hostbillapp.com/changelog/

HostBill 3.5.0 Release

HostBill 3.5.0 is now available! Take 5 minutes tour of new HostBill features:

Proxmox VE integration:
Now you can build cloud/vps platform on top of Proxmox + HostBill – with rich clientarea integration & multiple options!
Learn more at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/proxmox.html

OnApp DNS integration:
Start managed DNS hosting or use OnApp Anycast DNS as backend for your clients’ domains – fully automated trough HostBill.
Learn more at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/onappdns.html

Improved DNS management:
You can now use your own DNS servers and offer your clients ability to manage their domain DNS records, with automated zones creation on: cPanel DNS, PowerDNS & OnApp

TheSSLStore.com integration:
By popular demand – we’re introducing fully automated SSL Certificate provisioning trough The SSL Store platform.
Learn more at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/thesslstore.html

Developers: new DevKit & documentation:
Creating modules for HostBill just get simpler & more powerful! Visit our new developer corner at http://dev.hostbillapp.com/ and learn how to introduce metered billing, cron function, hooks, widgets, client interface & much more to your modules!

Full changelog: http://hostbillapp.com/changelog/

Dont forget to check our two new order pages:

HostBill 3.2.6 Release

In a glance: New Orderpage, Affiliate Vouchers, Improved Order manager & much more!

We’re happy to announce that HostBill version 3.2.6 has just been released!
This time with minor iteration comes major improvements!

Introducing: Affiliate Vouchers and Commission Plans

Now you can set different commission rates for different products & billing cycles. Additionally your affiliate will be able to generate coupon codes (vouchers) that will give discount to referred signups.
Learn more at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/affiliates.html

New OrderPage: Bootstrap Sliders

You will love new HostBill order page! Built with OnApp and Cloudstack in mind this orderpage will allow your clients to adjust his basic vps/cloud details easily during order.

Bootstrap Sliders orderpage

Make sure to see it in action: Watch screencast

Improved order processing

Now you can define which steps of order processing should be automated, and which requires staff review.
Staff members gets detailed information about order progress
Order Processing with HostBill: Order Scenarios

Improved Credit Card management

Now selected Credit Cards processing modules supports separated authorization and capture, which will give your staff additional opportunity to perform fraud check before capturing payment. Client is now prompted to provide his credit card during order, to reduce steps necessary to complete it.
Client can now provide credit card during order

Full changelog:
hostbillapp.com/changelog/

Install/upgrade:
wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Order/ free trial:
hostbillapp.com/order/

Dive into Cloud Hosting with HostBill!

No matter what you think about cloud hosting – its here to stay. Whether its best invention since sliced bread or just marketing hype – you can (and you should!) make money out of it.

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Dont know where to start? Start with stable billing system + cloud platform that suits your pocket. Here are just couple of ways on how to bring IaaS to your customers with minimum hassle, and most importantly with fully automated provisioning trough HostBill:

Method 1: Have few more bucks to spend on hardware? Build your own cloud!

Consider OnApp – integration with HostBill includes Cloud, CDN, Load Balancers
Or try CloudStack – sell cloud/vps with rich end-client interface

Method 2: Little less money for hardware? How about Cloud VPS service?

HostBill provides feature-rich integration top VPS control panels like:
SolusVM
Citrix XenServer
Virtuozzo
VMware ESxi

Method 3: Just starting? Let other worry about hardware – time to resell cloud!

Number of VPS/Cloud hosting providers already offers HostBill modules, including:
Vps.net
Dediserve
RackSpace
Linode

Some control panel/platform is missing for you? Let us know – we can automate everything! 😉

HostBill 3.2.4 Released

Cloudstack and XenServer integration – brand new HostBill is here!

Whats new in HostBill?

CloudStack – build your cloud hosting on top of CloudStack infrastructure and automated billing with HostBill – fully featured client area and multiple provisioning possibilities – learn more at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/cloudstack.html

Citrix XenServer – Automated VM provisioning on popular XenServer hypervisor with HostBill http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/xenserver.html

OnApp CDN Metered Billing – You can now sell CDN service with Pay-As-You go model – clients will pay only for CDN traffic consumed http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/onappcdn.html

And much more, including Coupon code upgrades, Clientarea IP restrictions and ticketing system improvements.

Full changelog:
hostbillapp.com/changelog/

Install/upgrade:
wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Order/ free trial:
hostbillapp.com/order/

HostBill 3.1.3 Release – Introducing Invoice templates!

New in 3.1.3: Invoice templates:
With this cool new feature you can modify your PDF & HTML invoices layout using built-in editor. No programming skills required & no more file edits! – just add/remove contents, edit look & feel – all from HostBill interface. Make sure to take quick video tour at http://hostbillapp.com/features/invoice-templates.php

Full changelog:
hostbillapp.com/changelog/

Install/upgrade
wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

New plugin: Custom Direct Cart Links

If you’re using HostBill you probably already know that you can use Direct order link for services. Now with Direct Order Links plugin you can generate links containing custom order configuration! How to use it:

  • Log in as administrator & activate Direct Order Links plugin
  • While logged in, visit your Clientarea->Cart
  • Select product, configure it the way you want (add Addons, Forms elements, Values, Billing cycles, Discounts etc.)
  • Click on Generate Now
  • You will receive direct order link that will contain your current cart configuration
  • Send link to customer for rapid checkout process!

See how it works:

See it in action!

Price: FREE Download
To install: Extract archive in your main HostBill directory and follow screencast guides to activate.
This plugin will be included with HostBill 3.1 by default