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 number, 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 client area!

Next version preview pt.3 – PayPal balance addon

It’s 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 in the 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 the simplicity – no need to edit any files!

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

1. Visit addon management section, and hit “Activate” next to this addon

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

3. That’s it! Your homescreen will look similar to this attached below:

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Easy configuration…

balance_example

…and our addon is working!

Next version preview pt.2 – Customizable client fields

With the release of the 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 and 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 as required or not and whether or not they should be displayed on client invoice. You will be able to define your own custom fields – lets say you operate in European Union and want your commercial customers to provide their VAT number during signup – nothing simpler with HostBill! Take a look at the 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 – it’s 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 example:

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.

Update: The reseller program is no longer in place.

HostBill development Kit pt.1 – Payment Gateways

Hello – we’re recently getting lot of demands on documentation – how to create custom gateways for HostBill. We try to answer every request for gateways/hosting control panels/ domain registrars and add such modules into HostBill, however we also want to give such possibility to other developers.

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HostBill v.1.2.6 Released

OS Picker for VPS clients, automatic account upgrades + auto invoicing of the upgrade, import accounts from SolusVM and VPS.net, dozens of new payment gateways integrated… and much more in this version! We’re also introducing Owned license options – get yours today!

$159,95 for Owned Branded License – includes 1 year of free upgrades and free support
$249,95 for Owned Non-Branded License – 1 year of support and 1 year of upgrades included

Full release info can be found in our forum.

Video no1 – fetch os templates from vps.net

Thanks to an amazing piece of software – Jing – we’re going to post videos on our blog from various HostBill sections. First one contains features described in the post below – fetching OS templates from server, and daily/weekly billing options. Enjoy!

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