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Offline marky96

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Looking for a module developer
« on: April 03, 2017, 04:29:33 AM »
I have a 2011 License so I'm okay to get modules, but can't find anyone who would be able and willing to do something.
I need some modules, like Facebook/Google  Pixel integration, Server Admin Modules to be done.

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Re: Looking for a module developer
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 11:15:11 AM »
I may be able help you out with a module for tracking integration, please describe exactly what you need. I have a plugin here for Google Analytics which would not be too hard to change over.

The main reasons none is offering Hostbill development is
a) only a very few licenses allow it
b) documentation is lacking, wrong or completely outdated
c) you can only use some methods by reverse-engineering the code and guessing which makes it very time-consuming

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Re: Looking for a module developer
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 03:33:00 PM »

The main reasons none is offering Hostbill development is
a) only a very few licenses allow it
b) documentation is lacking, wrong or completely outdated
c) you can only use some methods by reverse-engineering the code and guessing which makes it very time-consuming

Indeed, this is true. I don't even think ModulesGarden provides products for HostBill any longer. I think the OP is lucky that one of the forum members here is willing to offer up services.

With https://github.com/WHSuite/whsuite down the drain, perhaps the best bets for long term support and development are either WHMCS, Blesta, and BoxBilling. You can't get a lifetime license for WHMCS any longer but you can for the other two, and all three have good support for third party development.

Otherwise, what you get is what you get with HostBill  - if the canned product meets your needs, then great, but when you need to customize something.... it is what it is.
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Re: Looking for a module developer
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 03:36:26 AM »
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Otherwise, what you get is what you get with HostBill  - if the canned product meets your needs, then great, but when you need to customize something.... it is what it is.

Not unless you have some patience and PHP skills  ;D
I've added modules to our installation for VATMOSS Excel file generation, IP-/account-based VAT calculation, completely revamped the domain order page into a multi-stage categorized selection with live domain checking, added custom PHP pages and a own template, added a translation engine to Smarty, added login-less access links for cPanel, added auto-away and desktop notifications to livechat, added custom registrar ...
Just saying you _can_ customize Hostbill. It does even come with a lot of nice hooks and a good plugin system, there is just n.o. d.a.m.n. d.o.c.u.m.e.n.t.a.t.i.o.n.

Oh... and quality control (or the lack thereof) is somewhat worrysome too...

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Re: Looking for a module developer
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 05:25:06 PM »
Thanks well, as long as there is nothing better I have to stick with HB. But honestly I was thinking of getting my own HB like Software done with some mods.But that will take at least 12 months...

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Re: Looking for a module developer
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 11:53:27 AM »
Thanks well, as long as there is nothing better I have to stick with HB. But honestly I was thinking of getting my own HB like Software done with some mods.But that will take at least 12 months...

Yeah you prolly don't want to do that. Here's an alternative for you that rocks:
https://github.com/WHSuite

It's all there for you to customize and take to the next level.

On another note, considering that you're having such issues with HostBill, WHMCS and Blesta and Even BoxBilling have pretty much the same support for feature sets like VPS, CloudStack, Virtualizor, SolusVM, etc.... and their cPanel integration actually works if you're interested in webhosting. All of them support various domreg providers/modules.

I hope that helps!
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