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Autoupdate problems after 2018-03-21 release fix

We’ve noticed that our release on 2018-03-21 may have broken autoupgrade feature on selected installations. We’ve just released new patch release (2018-03-22) to address this problem, but if you are experiencing problem where screen hangs on the message “Update progress…” below you can find information how to easily fix it.
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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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vePortal vs SolusVM vs Panenthe

Now that we know that VPS Management Software can be done better, it’s time to make improvements. We at HostBill also feel responsible for these improvements and 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 / Panenthe I think it’s better.

We would like to provide full VPS management, not poor solution that most of the billing softwares 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 managers, 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.

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