In the previous few articles we installed the WHMCS plugin and configured it with the Storm 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 with Liquid Web 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”
With Cloud Sites, you can create client accounts for easy client management. These client accounts group your clients’ sites together, so you can quickly see which websites belong to which clients. You can even allow your clients access to a Cloud Sites control panel containing only their sites.
Creating a Client Account in Cloud Sites
- Log into your Cloud Sites account.
- In the top navigation menu, click on Accounts.
This article will cover the process of suspending a cPanel account in WHM. There are a number of reasons you may want to temporarily or permanently suspend an account. Examples being: non-payment, bandwidth overages, ToS violations, or hacked websites. The process for suspending and un-suspending accounts is nearly the same, you simply select a different button in the end. Continue reading “Manage account suspensions in WHM”
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”
In addition to our dedicated servers, we also offer products on our cloud platform Storm on Demand. More information about the differences can be found here on our knowledge base in our Comparison article.
Working in a virtualized environment such as Storm on Demand does indeed give you a significant amount of control over your server, but you can now take that one step further: we have introduced an exciting new feature that allows you to create your very own Storm Cloud Parent.
You – and only you – will be allowed to add Storm instances to this private parent, and your parent will largely be separate from the public cloud. This allows you to have even more control over the environment! Your private Storm parent will be connected to the public network for certain features such as the Storm backup system and Server Images management. The physical parent machine will control networking for your servers, but will be connected to the public network to utilize the Storm infrastructure.
Please note that this means that your backups and server images will be stored in an environment that is shared with (but not accessible to) other users. Additionally, networking on the physical server is not shared, but the networking infrastructure between your private Storm Cloud parent and other Storm Cloud parents is considered a shared resource.
To get started, log into your Manage interface and press the “Create” button, like you normally would when creating a new server. You will see “Storm Private Cloud Parent” listed as one of the options. Select that box and then press yellow Configure New Device button to customize your parent. Continue reading “Storm Private Cloud Parent”