In the previous few articles we installed the WHMCS plugin and configured it with the VPS API. This article will cover the fun part, actually using the plugin to create new cloud based products! We’ll go over the plugin’s “Product Setup Wizard”, which makes it easy to create new products based on our Cloud VPS, Cloud Dedicated VPS, and Private Cloud products. Continue reading “Creating Your First Cloud Product Using Reseller Plugin”
In the previous article we covered the basics of WHMCS, the benefits of using our WHMCS plugin, and how to enable the plugin and widgets we provide in our plugin. This article will cover getting your WHMCS server and the plugin connected to the Storm API.
We’ll cover how to configure the WHMCS plugin to authenticate with Liquid Web’s API, as well as how to obtain access to our API, if you’re not yet our customer. In the next article we’ll cover the plugin’s “Product Setup Wizard”, which makes it easy to create new products based on our Cloud VPS, Cloud Dedicated VPS, and Private Cloud products.
Continue reading “Configuring Liquid Web’s WHMCS Plugin”
What is WHMCS & how it can optimize your business
The WHMCS software suite is an all-in-one client management, billing & support interface for web hosting businesses. WHMCS can be used to automate the billing and provision of Web Hosting Services. Most often utilized by resellers, WHMCS can simplify and streamline the process of providing hosting service. To learn more, read our “What is WHMCS” article here. Continue reading “Working with WHMCS & the Liquid Web Reseller Plugin”
Private hosting services usually fall under two primary types:
(Externally) hosted cloud solutions
(Internally) hosted or on-premise hardware solutions (you manage your own hardware locally).
The primary differences between the two are:
- Overall Cost (TCO)
- Level of support required
- Available scaling features.
On-Premise Hardware vs. Cloud Hosted Solutions
Every day more and more SMBs (Small to Medium Sized Businesses) are looking into Private Cloud solutions. A Private Cloud provides compelling benefits including improved ability to scale to meet demand, increased flexibility, and the elimination of potentially complicated and expensive server management costs. Continue reading “Which Is Better? Private Cloud and On-Premise Hosting?”
Private Cloud solutions are an excellent option for businesses and organizations that require: complete physical isolation for security, customizable server instances, and/or a high level of flexibility in their hosting infrastructure. On a Private Cloud server you will have the entire physical server is dedicated for your use. Allowing you to utilize and partition the server in any way you require. Continue reading “Why have a Private Cloud?”
With the steps of the previous articles complete, we now have the WHMCS Liquid Web plugin setup and enabled. If you followed the previous directions, you’ve successfully created the first product based on VPS offerings. We will now cover some more advanced product creation options. Continue reading “WHMCS with Private Cloud Servers and Advanced Product Setup”
Now that your Private VPS Parent is setup and ready to go, you’ll want to kick-off a few Child Instances. We’ll start from the Dashboard for the Private VPS Parent, which is where we left off in the previous article: Available Resources On a Private VPS Parent.
To view the available resources on any Private VPS Parent that you’ve allocated, start by clicking on the + symbol next to the specific Server Name .
Private VPS Parents, are completely dedicated to your infrastructure and offer the functionality of a private cloud all within the Storm interface.
With the Storm Private Cloud parents, it’s easy to create Virtual Instances with customizable amounts of RAM, disk space, and CPU cores.