WHMCS Module suggestions in Features and Ideas

edited March 2017 in Features and Ideas
Here are a few suggestions for the official Vultr WHMCS module. All the changes below should be relatively quick & easy for Vultr to implement so I hope they make these changes soon ;)

1. Update the docs (https://www.vultr.com/docs/vultr-whmcs-module). Under the "Product Configuration" section it says that you should set the "Product Type" to "Dedicated/VPS Server" in WHMCS. If you do that then your customers will be asked for their host name, name servers & root password on the order page - which are not required, nor used. You are better off choosing the "Other" option in WHMCS as per the screenshot below so that your customers do not have to enter information that is not needed - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/h9XUP

2. Update the wording on the WHMCS "setup your server" page. "Turn on/off IPv6" should be "Turn on IPv6?" & "Turn on/off private network" should be "Turn on private network?". The original text just does not make sense - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/mMSnM

3. As we are reselling Vultr products to our customers we need to have these few thing white labelled so that our customers can not easily see that we are reselling Vulr products.

a) The dns servers need to be white labelled by default - ns1.vultr.com & ns2.vultr.com should be something like ns1.whitelabeldomain.com & ns2.whitelabeldomain.com - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/PsWvZ

b) The console url needs to be white labelled. Currently the url is "https://my.vultr.com/subs/vps" but needs to be something like "https://my.whitelabeldomain.com/subs/vps" - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/2L7Or

Unfortunately showing Vultrs name to our customers means that currently we cannot resell their products. I hope that Vultr can make these simple changes ASAP so that we can start reselling their products as the rest of the module works really well.

4. Add Windows Server 2016 to the Vultr library so we can sell it to our customers via the WHMCS module.

5. It would be good in the future (but not urgent) if we could edit & customise the template so we can make it look like the rest of our site.

Comments

  • Hello,

    Thank you for your input. I will be addressing your comments in the order you presented them.

    1. We will review this and make changes as necessary.

    2. We will review this and make changes as necessary.

    3.
    |_ 3.a. Whitelabling DNS is not on the roadmap and it's mentioned in the Vultr Doc on DNS here: https://www.vultr.com/docs/introduction-to-vultr-dns. You can disable the DNS feature in the module by modifying the clientarea.tpl file.
    |_ 3.b. The VNC Console has a whitelabel version which can be enabled by opening a support ticket. Custom/user-defined whitelabel domains for the VNC Console are not currently on the roadmap.

    4. Windows Server 2016 will be available very soon.

    5. You are more than welcome to modify the template files (.tpl files) to match your website's design.
  • edited March 2017
    @Vultr_AS - thank you for your answers.

    Just to clarify, white labelling was probably not the correct term to use for question 3 a + b.. What I meant is just a different domain name used for the dns & the console that your resellers can use instead of the default vultr one - this can be the same generic domain name that all resellers use.. I hope that makes more sense now.

    PS: Full white labelling so that resellers can use their own domains would be obviously be better but I would be happy with just the above to start ;)
  • It would be perfect if Vultr made these updates!
  • >> ...different domain name used for the dns & the console that your resellers can use instead of the default vultr one - this can be the same generic domain name that all resellers use... <<

    Here the same. BTW I think the NS names leading to Vultr are encoded in the language file english.php as other text/things as well. We currently contacted support and asked for a decoded english.php file.
  • @martfox - any luck getting the decoded files? TBH, it will be an absolute pain having to make the same changes every time they update the Vultr module anyway. The should just create some different name servers for resellers like I suggested earlier.
  • Vultr, needs to offer more resources to resellers.
  • Good Plugin, however, if we resell vultr VPS then all IPs also have RIPE and ARIN handles?
  • Many hosts have their own DNS servers for shared hosting and resell VPS's.
    so I beleive their should be an option to use your own dns servers.
  • @Vultr - any update to the these 3 simple requests from over 5 months ago?

    1. Update the docs (https://www.vultr.com/docs/vultr-whmcs-module). Under the "Product Configuration" section it says that you should set the "Product Type" to "Dedicated/VPS Server" in WHMCS. If you do that then your customers will be asked for their host name, name servers & root password on the order page - which are not required, nor used. You are better off choosing the "Other" option in WHMCS as per the screenshot below so that your customers do not have to enter information that is not needed - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/h9XUP

    2. Update the wording on the WHMCS "setup your server" page. "Turn on/off IPv6" should be "Turn on IPv6?" & "Turn on/off private network" should be "Turn on private network?". The original text just does not make sense - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/mMSnM

    3. As we are reselling Vultr products to our customers we need to have these few thing white labelled so that our customers can not easily see that we are reselling Vulr products.

    a) The dns servers need to be white labelled by default - ns1.vultr.com & ns2.vultr.com should be something like ns1.whitelabeldomain.com & ns2.whitelabeldomain.com - see screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/PsWvZ


    The first 2 are only basic changes that should only take a few minutes to do.

    I really need the last one (white labelled name servers) ASAP so I can resell Vultr servers. Thanks :)
  • Hello,

    Thank you very much for these suggestions.

    We are actually working on a new version of the module where the majority of these issues will be addressed. The new version is expected to be ready early September.
  • @Vultr_AS - great to hear. Thank you.
  • Hi @Vultr_AS

    Its great to see you are working on these issues. I have myself just requested the white label VNC which helps.

    I see you said a possible early september for the module update. Is there any more information as it has passed this date.

    It would be much better if every option that is clicked on does not refresh the whole page but instead just refresh the container box the module uses. (gets a bit annoying when it goes back to the top of the page.

    Also been able to see the dashboard information like CPU usage, Disk Operations & network graphs.

    Thanks
  • Also, how come the dashboard allows free snapshots but the module states Functionality not available in your package!.

    Would be nice to have this in the update
  • Hi @Vultr_AS

    i;m waiting for new update your official whmcs module about whitelabelled issue. i wanna resell your product through my website as soon as possible.

    can you tell me how long to waiting for your new update?
  • @Vultr - any updates on the release of the new WHMCS module? Any chance of telling us about the changes? Thanks.
  • @Vultr_AS, @vultr_dev,

    Any updates on the release of the new WHMCS module? Any chance of telling us about the changes? Thanks. 2
  • edited February 3
    Vultr_AS stated in Aug 2017 "working on new version" .... now Feb 2018 .... any news? any progress?
  • ive just upgraded my whmcs install to 7.5 and also moved from php 5.6 to 7.2 however this module is now broken saying its been encoded for php 5.6

    is there a new version available to download that corrects this?
  • Would appreciate an update on what is happening. Even if it's bad news please let us know what is happening so we can plan for it. Thx.
  • Just started using the WHMCS Plug-in with the API. Would like to see a whitelabel console option as well and :)
  • Any plans for support for PHP 7.1?
  • I'm running the latest version of the module on PHP7.2. I would love to see white label options!
  • So the module is great and all but sending a Vultr branded email when a client makes a purchase makes it hard to want to resell Vultr products. Is there any plans for white labeling?
  • @Rosenburg The module won't send any branded emails to your customers. Your Vultr account, however, will send a notification to you that a server has been created on your account.
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