Quite a few people use it (around 3000 or so if I remember correctly from whoiscart.net). What are you calling a custom whoiscart? Just a template? Hacks? Or what? You can check out my site if you would like, it's running off of whois.cart and has what you could call a small custom job. u2mike.com also uses whois.cart.
Well it's kind of a mod, a very small mod to be honest. It's just a matter of routing people through the cart a different way. To be honest I saw the way u2mike does his and decided to make mine work the same way.
Originally posted by fireback.co.uk do i have to purchase my own domain name reseller from enom or can i use the internal one from who is cart?
Just want to clear this up so your not confused.
Whois.Cart has the eNom API built in (front end) but you still need signup with eNom in order to use the built-in feature.
If you search around on WHT, you will find someone that will give you (free) a "eNom reseller" account. All you will need to do then is to deposit funds into your eNom account.
As for Whois.Cart, I've used it and it works fine and can even be skinned quite heavily into your site but that requires coding knowledge. If your not into that or don't care if it doesn't look exactly like your site, it works fine right out of the box.
Yes but the recurring billing more or less sucks for WhoIsCart. You actually can't search for old recuring invoices or what they call it. The problem is that whoiscart use
"orders" - those are the first orders of a client and invoice is beeeing sent out.
"recurring invoices" - when an invoice is sent out, but searching amongst them later is of a mystery. Also changing them is impossible.
Actually I think whoiscart is really nice to integratem but when it comes to being a billing software it sucks. Maybe their next system will be better.
I would prefer using ClientExec, which is the next step comparing the price level.
WhoisCart can be very flexible, but does take a little knowledge to setup to get the best out of it. You can however simply install and run it "out of the box" and have a reliable billing system.
If you want to put in the time to tweaking and are preapred to read through their forums, then you can make it do almost anything you want.
Most customising can be done by simply modifying the HTML in the default templates, however you can do far more than this if you want to as many cart functions are supplied in a seperate PHP file for user customisation.
As posted previously it will integrate with your enom account or alternatively you get the option to have a slightly discounted Directi account (not as many domain types, but good for the basic .com's etc...)
I see the main selling point of WhoisCart as the fact that you can get a very quick response from their support team (often even the author) and feedback / improvements are actually taken on board & implemented.
I have it billing my hosting, domains, ADSL & Software licenses.
If I was you, I'd buy whoiscart now (it's only $35). Even if you don't use it.
The successor to whoiscart is Silverstar and it will do everything you need and more. The key here is that Silverstar will be a lot cheaper if you already own a license for whoiscart
And since whoiscart is so cheap it's a good risk.
Silverstar will be released (gazes into crystal ball) By Christmas
i have purchased it tho i have problems , my install hasnt worked, i now have this coming up :
Warning: main(/home/fireback/public_html/billing/templates/mailings.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/fireback/public_html/billing/functions.php on line 38
Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required '/home/fireback/public_html/billing/templates/mailings.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/fireback/public_html/billing/functions.php on line 38
can any one help me, either fix this, or reinstall it.
i have re-uploaded them in binary mode, and it almost works, i have this now come up:
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/fireback/public_html/billing/dbconfig.php:24) in /home/fireback/public_html/billing/drivers/session.php on line 34
Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/fireback/public_html/billing/dbconfig.php:24) in /home/fireback/public_html/billing/drivers/session.php on line 45
Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/fireback/public_html/billing/dbconfig.php:24) in /home/fireback/public_html/billing/drivers/session.php on line 45,
within session.php, at line 34 it becomes encrypted or something goes wrong, it currently looks like:
i didn't have a previous script, i did it manually, bit of a long hall, with paypal subscriptions, so whm will contain my detail for users such as their domains, email addresses, and their current plan
Actually Saeven did make a little import script. I think you have to export a comma delimited file and then use the script on it.
Not an official script but I htink a number of people have used it successfully.
Have a look through the whoiscart forums to find it.