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In Need of Billing Software

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hosttosucceed, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. hosttosucceed

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    I need billing software that will work with:

    -Cpanel
    -DirectI (domain seller)
    -Linkpoint (credit card service)

    Not needed but nice to have
    -optional features to add to packages, such as free domains with purchase, or add extra if they wish to purchase a shopping cart package
    -Demo of software


    I need the billing software to meet these three requirements. If anyone has any suggestions I'm welcome to them. I tried using whoiscart, but its lack of features and crappy templating have caused me to give up on them. Lately the cart hasn't been working at all. Also a demo of the software would be nice to try out. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion of WHMCompleteSolution, there is just one problem, they do not support API's entirely which means my customers have to be directed off-site to pay, this isn't going to work, but thanks for the suggestion. So now I'm going to need a client that fits the original requirements plus lets me do the credit card processing through Linkpoint's API.
     
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    modernbill :)
     
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    modern bill doesn't support DirectI yet.
     
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    Whoiscart supports directi...But you said you had templating problems. I had no problems implementing whoiscart into the web site. I use it on one server and use the Directi API. If you bought a version from them I am thinking when SilverStar is released you will get a upgrade.

    I also have WHMAutopilot. WHMAutopilot has not supported directi yet, but a 3rd party developer is working on a module and was close to releasing it 6 months ago. That work has stalled or been suspended, they say Directi pw is not secure in the API. So using Directi is really going to limit your choices. I am in the same boat your in :)
     
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    Alright take out DirectI, I'll change domain registers, but its important that I can add other products to the checkout such as an SSL certificate or something. Any billing management software like this?
     
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    What would be the best domain register that has no initial payment, mabey a deposit, that i can use with modernbill?
     
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    eNom - sign up as a reseller (I could give you an account), then you need to make a $100 deposit to get started. I have to add though, that $100 goes a far way, unless you sell a lot of domains quickly, in which case $100 is nothing :) And it works with modernbill. You can also sell SSL via modernbill. PM for more info
     
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    Hrmmm, is there any software that allows you to do custom orders, where the customer will put in what they want to pay? Will moderbill allow this?
     
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    I doubt it, since most applications allow you to setup the products, and then specify the prices.
     
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    If you do decide to use Modernbill I have a license for sale.. If interested Make an offer and I'll look into what would be involved in transferring ownership if agreeable.

    Modernbill is a bit more advanced than I require so I went with Clientexec instead.
     
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    Do you have a developer's licence?

    Modernbill can be "rented" on a monthly basis as well, which is highly recommended if you just want to try it out. DON"T buy a license if you don't know that you'll defenatelly use it.
     
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    One common issue with the billing software packages suggested is that they are all written in PHP, the most insecure language on the internet. Also, many php developers tend to sacrifice security for functionality. Modernbill (in my opinion) is the best, but complex and difficult to setup and configure. Lpanel is easiest, but the support is void and their promises over the past two years have not been kept. Their answer to their lack of support is now to raise the monthly license fees to the tune of an extra $10/mo. ($29.95), plus an additional $19.95/mo. for support ticket access. They have also commonly over-charged us each month as it is.

    Show me something written in perl and I'm on it :)

    In the meantime, we have resellers that use Quickbooks, and enjoy a more secure environment and piece of mind, and we are looking into it ourselves.
     
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    Anyone ever thought of using OptiGold, Platypus and/or Rodopi?

    These 3 are highly secure.

    We have had lots of success with OptiGold, with a few thousand users, for ISP + Hosting, over the years. We also used Rodopi, years ago, and were very satisfied but left it for OptiGold when we started offering hosting, since rodopi didn't support hosting packages back then.

    Otherwise, there is also:
    AgileBill, which can be very vesitile, but not for the meek;
    WhoisCart, which is a bit outdated, but works on the whole, and is cheap.
     
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    One more that we've evaluated in the last year which I forgot to mention was HSPcomplete from SWSoft. Although it did not fit our model, and is primarily for Plesk, it can be used with cpanel and virtuozzo servers with some customization.
     
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    If you so strongly believe PHP is the most insecure scripting language, why do you use it, and why do you offer services that rely on it?

    The most secure program, is on never released on the internet :)

    Judging scripts cause they were written in PHP is like saying an "apple is worse than an apple". That shouldn't be the grounds for choosing a script, since everyone using cPanel (and most of control panels), offer hosting, or using a dynamic driven site use PHP, some PERL, and some ASP. The later two being the least used.

    Modernbill isn't that difficult to setup, and IMO has a lot more to offer than most other "closed" billing systems. If you need your own flexibilty, take a look @ Solid State
     
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    I agree. and another thing, if I was a customer of his and read that statement I would be thinking that his servers can not be that secure because he has "the most insecure language on the internet" installed on it.

    I would recommend Modernbill if you want something that has a lot of functionality, and has enough scope to allow you to grow without the need to change your billing system,
     
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