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Direct Order Link plugin & few updates from HostBill dev team

What we’ve recently been up to? Its been a while since last post here, in case you haven’t noticed already we’re posting updates and plugins more often on our second blog – extras.hostbillapp.com. So whats new in HostBill?

  1. HostBill 3.0 has been released few days ago, featuring major domain management updates
  2. We’ve introduced OnApp:LoadBalancers integration as only billing system on the market!
  3. Security has been significantly improved + we’ve added built-in security manager
  4. Languages are no longer kept in database, you can easily manage them through Admin: Language manager
  5. I could go on like this for a long time…

…but why not develop something now? OK!

Introducing: Direct Order Link Plugin

If you’re using HostBill already you probably know that you can use Direct order link for services, so client can add product to cart without selecting one from list by visiting certain URL. Now with Direct Order Links plugin you can do much more! How to use it:

– Log in as administrator & activate Direct Order Link plugin

– While logged in, visit your clientarea->cart

– select product, configure it the way you want (add addons, set forms elements, set values, billing cycles, discounts etc.)

– click on Generate Now

– you will receive direct order link that will contain your current cart configuration – send it 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

OnApp + HostBill integration – introducing Load Balancers module

We’ve been working a lot lately on polishing our OnApp integration, and as a result new module has been created.
OnApp Load Balancers module allows you to offer Load Balancing Clusters and Virtual Machine Autoscaling with your HostBill. Your customers will gain full control over their load balancers, allowing them to assing existing accounts in HostBill as cluster nodes with few mouse clicks.

Make sure to check out our brand new OnApp Load Balancers feature page for more info, screenshots, guides and videos.

Another set of OnApp module updates is here!

It’s been almost a week since last OnApp module update – so its about time to bring you new improvements/bugfixes to our HostBill+OnApp integration!:

Changes / New features:

  • Fixed: Its not possible to terminate user that has been previously suspended
  • Fixed: Admin dont see virtualmachines of suspended user
  • Fixed: Auto-created vm for “Single machine” product have other root pass than set in HostBill
  • Fixed: User custom OS Templates are not listed in clientarea for new VM creation
  • Fixed: VM fails to autoprovision when cpu share is less than cpu cores limit in package
  • Fixed: Listing IPs in clientarea for vms with more than one IP address assigned bug
  • New IP is now automatically assigned after ordering additional IP through OnApp:Ip addon.
  • When addon like extra IP is hidden, but assigned to product – it wont display in cart but will be available to order from clientarea
  • When customer orders single vps with more than one IP, it will be assigned to his VM automatically
  • Assigning new IP address in clientarea now invokes VM Network Rebuild
  • Added unassigned IP count in clientarea VM:Ip tab

Download:
OnApp 2.1 Gold module for HostBill

Update Instructios:

Place downloaded package in your main HostBill directory and unzip it there.

Full changelog:

http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/onapp.html

OnApp module updates – new features / fixes available

We’ve got incredible feedback from OnApp+HostBill users about features they would like to see, and minor bugs. Thanks for all of your reports/feature requests – keep them coming! So here it is – another update of our OnApp integration:

Changes / New features:

  • Added backupspace slider to Forms
  • Added simple vm controls to adminarea: power off/power on and destroy machine
  • List of virtualmachines in adminarea is now auto-refreshed
  • Added direct link in adminarea to client virtualmachine in OnApp
  • Terminate now removes all client virtualmachines, suspend user and terminate him afterwards
  • Fixed cpu shares issue in forms for low shares count
  • Fixed cpu shares issue when cpu shares was set to 100% and cpu limit to over 6cpus

Download:
OnApp 2.1 Gold module for HostBill

Update Instructios:

Place downloaded package in your main HostBill directory and unzip it there.

Full changelog:

http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/onapp.html

OnApp: Search by IP Addon

Backstory

Our customers were in need for tool to find to whom each IP belongs. This add-on is looking for an IP  at:

  • HostBill Database
  • OnApp Servers

So you can get real time statistics. We have extended our search bar with this feature.

Here is Video: http://cdn.hostbillapp.com/addons/accountsearch/hb_accountsearch_ip.swf

Download & Install

1. Download file from http://cdn.hostbillapp.com/addons/accountsearch/accountsearch.zip
2. Copy zip archive into HostBill main directory
3. Extract all files
4. Activate in HostBill
http://cdn.hostbillapp.com/addons/accountsearch/hb_accountsearch_activation.swf
5. Search
http://cdn.hostbillapp.com/addons/accountsearch/hb_accountsearch_ip.swf

Coming with 2.8: New VPS.Net module (ready to download)

We have working of few changes for VPS.NET module. And we are done… 🙂
2011-06-03 Changes / New features:

More details at: http://hostbillapp.com/features/apps/vpsnet.html

Note: We cannot add OnApp Firewall feature as this is not available with VPS.NET API

Someone should ask Nick at VPS.NET to make this feature avaiable for VPS.NET customers:) !