I might switch from WHMCS to Blesta, but I want to know if it worth it ?
I use WHMCS for Resellerclub, cPanel and SolusVM only.
Also is there a script to transfer everything from WHMCS to Blesta ?
Blesta is more secure than WHMCS and allows you to use otp with google authenticator on for extra security. It is getting better and more advanced but it is still limited but whmcs is a lot older.
Theres a migrator script and all of the extensions are avaliable. I was sketchy with moving at first and stayed with WHMCS but I am finally at Blesta.
I do think it is good though
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Like many here would say, all software are vulnerable if exploiters purposely exploit these software and it depends on how actively/quickly the developers fix the vulnerabilities. However, as far as I know, Blesta's developers were very quick to fix the previous vulnerabilities.
Is more secure in the sense that it is 99 open source (or around 90).
I don't think Blesta being more secure than their competitors has anything to do with how much of the code is un-encoded.
The biggest factor is that the developers of Blesta understand security, they know safe coding practices, they know how to prevent SQL injection, how to sanitize input, etc. They write beautiful code, they are responsible developers by every definition of the phrase and should be given a ton of credit for that.
Security doesn't come from whether or not the code is viewable to the general public, it comes from the person(s) who wrote the code in the first place that made it secure.
We're actually using Blesta for our upcoming website in regards to our software security auditing business. That says a lot.
Certainly we are a huge target in this industry and will never claim we are "hacker proof" but it was a no brainer for us when it came time to decide on a billing / support platform accessible to the public in regards to current security worthiness.
What you wrote is very true, but my point is not that.
I think that we all know that when developers protect /hide their code, it raise the possibilities of having bad coding practices and flawed logic. That's why normally open source projects tend to be more clean, more polished, more secure. I think that I don't have to explain the previous...
While you may contradict the following, I'll say it: Security is relative. What we know today as secure tomorrow is not. Therefor a developer might think that his code is awesome, top notch secure, but you may differ because maybe you know a lot more, but he doesn't realize that, so for him the code is what you said "Beautiful".
+1 for Open Source at least for billing systems ...
I'm quite impressed with Blesta. We were looking at developing our own billing solution because we're using WHMCS and it's actually preventing us from automating a lot of features since we already use our own VPS control panel.