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Feature enhancement in Bandwidth

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SupermanInNY, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. SupermanInNY

    SupermanInNY Well-Known Member

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    Hi Y'all.

    cPanel has done a great job when they changed the looks and feels of the Bandwidth page.

    Over time, I thought of another feature I would like to see.

    User who exceed their alloted bandwidth or disk space ask for a 'Can you please
    open the server for just this month'? which means in cPanelish, "Unsuspend
    Bandwidth exceeders".

    I keep very detailed accounting of users plans etc,. but sometimes I am asked
    for a single month change and then the next month is 'normal'.
    This is of course happening near the end of the month when I get busy doing
    other stuff.

    That throws me off as now I need to remember who I made changes to on permanent
    basis (some folks purchased 2GB of bandwith for the entire year) and asked for
    'just for this month'.

    I would like to have the ability to "Add bandwidth temporarily just for this
    period" and thus, when the new month begins, it will reset the plan to it's
    original size. Note, the original size can differ from the Plan size if someone
    purchased the extra bandwidth on permanent basis.

    So I would like to see another THREE columns in the Bandwidth Usage page with
    Perm Limit | Added this month | Total Limit

    AND in the Bandwidth Limiter page, I would like to see 2 additional text boxes
    that indicate the Additional Banwidth and the number of cycles / months to run.

    That way I can modify customers at will without keeping too many thing to check
    for everytime.
    When the new cycle starts, it will check the Additional Bandwidth and cycle
    data (decrementing by 1 every month) and then bringing the user back to his
    original plan.

    This provides immediate relief to my customers and keep my accounting clean and
    checks to minimum.

    I've attached two pictures of how I think this can be implemented.

    This is the Change per a single domain:
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    And this is the ALL domains view:

    [​IMG]


    I'm curious to hear anyone's comments on this.
    I think it is a very simple implementation and is of great benefit.


    -Alon
     
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    SupermanInNY Well-Known Member

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    As I've heard that some folks didn't see the pic,. I've edited the msg.
    Feel free to comment on the idea.

    -Alon.
     
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    casey Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea. I get requests like that, too.
     
  4. SupermanInNY

    SupermanInNY Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.. I thought there would a lot more takers on this suggestions.
     
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    I would like the ideea, too.
    I had these days a request to increase the bandwidth just for December, since the client estimates a boom for XMas :)
     
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    kk, i understand:

    I add 3000MB to any account in additional bandwidth, then when the month finish, the user cant use the 'additional' and is reseted to the original quota?

    If yes, I agree with this great idea ;)


    Antonio
     
  7. SupermanInNY

    SupermanInNY Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly how I planned it :).

    Summer vacation and XMax are always high time.
    I have football (soccer) clubs who have turnaments and they jump up from 10GB,. to 40GB in a single month,. then drop again to 10GB.
    This has caused me much pain to remember to drop their bandwidth down at the begining of the new month. This way... its a clean way to keep everything nice and clean.

    Feel free to subscribe to this enhancement suggestion that I added into Bugzilla.

    http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=3281

    -Alon.
     
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