Whoiscart is a good option to consider if your looking for something a little less harsh on the bank account. The signup pages are fairly easy to integrate into an existing site, though the client area and admin area areas are not so easy (at least I found that).
I personally reccomend ClientExec though which is a little more expensive, but I find much more user friendly.
Whoiscart is very good if you donít have much money to spend. Itís easy to use, both for you and your clients, and does the minimum. It doesnít have a whole load of features found in say ModernBill or WHMAutoPilot which you will never use.
Clientexec though is another very good system you should look into. Itís not that much more expensive, although can make a world of difference. It has a lot more features, and is a bit more complete. Itís also that tad easier to use from the clientís side of things.
Originally posted by Torith I bought it as well about 1 hour ago. I will tell everyone how it goes and all .
I would be interested to hear your comments about it.
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Well, I completed the basic installation and logged into the admin panel.
I clicked settings to modify the base configuration.
Next I added the Top Level Domains (TLD's) e.g. .com .org - this is kind of tricky because the TLD wizard expects you to know the location of the whois server for the TLD and an existing name that is registered to that TLD. You also fill in the prices on this step.
After you fill this information into the smartypants wizard then submit.
You can then assign the TLD to your domain registrar on this same screen.
Then I had to log into whm and create my hosting packages. The name you use with WHM is known as the hkey in whois cart. You need to add this information into the hosting configuration.
I will write more later as I figure out this system.
Originally posted by Torith Right now I contacted the support to see, but just wondering has anyone made it so that to remove the domain name buttons so only the hosting is there, and have it so that it goes straight to hosting?
I do not want to screw up the script (I have ways of screwing something up by just blinking ).
Hello Torith, Just link to hosting.php from your webpage to buy hosting without domain name purchase.
Originally posted by maritimesbob How did you find integration with your site?
I just wrote my site around the script. It's not that hard when you spend some time playing around with it. It's actually a lot easier than you think. I believe I did one or two small hacks, but nothing major.
What part of the "integegration" are you looking for more information on? If you are wondering how to get the cart within the website, that's pretty easy.
Whois.cart is completely theme based. At the root folder to whois.cart go to the themes directory. From there copy the "system" folder to whatever you want, we'll call it version1. Now you can edit all the files in the "version1" folder to make the cart look however you want. In my case I took my existing code for the layout of my website, and just copied it over to the cart theme files and placed the "cart" inside of the shell of my website. Is that making sense?
If you need any help with whois.cart feel free to post any questions you have here or PM me directly. I've done quite a bit of customization on it (including making it work for free hosting at one point) and without tooting my own horn I feel pretty well versed in the software.
If you hop over to the whoiscart.net forums there's a list of people "showing off" their carts that might be of interest to you. Whois.cart is a great solution for a lot of people, but not everybody. It is not a "feature packed" script like you would find in modernbill and some of the others, but then again for the price who could really ask for more? Seaven is a huge help to all those that need it (the few times i've used the helpdesk I have gotten replies very quickly) and I did use the software to sign-up over 500 orders and it took on thousands with my free hosting adventure. If you want to check out the admin section and what not head over to their site and there is a live demo IIRC.
Yup, that`s all I`m after. A simple billing and invoicing script, without all the `bells and whistles` that others offer. I`ll have a look around their forums. I`m not even that bothered about whm integration too much, because I have always manually verified and activated new accounts.
Ok, a couple of questions as you folks use Whoicart.
1: Does it integrate into 2CO easily enough? Is there good documentation for this, or is straight forward enough?
2: I will be using 2CO, Paypal as my primary gateways but would like snail mail options too. Is the latter available with Whoiscart?
3: Maybe some more questions later (or maybe I should just join their forum)!....
1. I have not done 2CO integration, but it should not be any more difficult than any other payment gateway. All you really have to do is edit the config file for the gateway in question, enable it in the admin section, and the rest is done for your.
2. Yes check/invoice is what it is called in whois.cart and it is an option.
3. Ask any questions you want, there forums are very helpful and you're welcome to join there as well (they are not quite as active as WHT though.)
I'm currently using whoiscart integrated with paypal and 2checkout and to integrated 2checkout is actually pretty easy, you just need to add some information on their 2checkout_v2config.php with your merchant ID, sercet password and a re direct page for payment made and upload to your account and after that you just need to go to 2checkout website and add a few things to your 2checkout account and you will be able to use 2checkout as a payment option, it pretty easy.
But i personally find the login page for clients is kinda bad, our customers have to actually log in at the signup page, unlike other billing system where, they have a page use for clients to log in which will look better, other then this issue so far so good for the rest.
I agree that during the signup, you can go straight to hosting signup but still you have to add a domain name before you are allow to go to the next page.
I don't customized my cart as i have no ideas how it go about i just keep it simple.