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Old 05-30-2010, 06:13 PM
rcbandit rcbandit is offline
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Billing servers

I want to ask you which is the most suitable way to organize the billing of many servers.
First - to automate the billing so then clients don't pay the billing software stops the server.
Second - The billing software sends a message to administrator to stop the server then the client don't pay. The administrator stops the server manually.

In the first method the billing process is highly automated and errors can occur. But the second is more unpleasant for the administrators.
Which of bought do you prefer?

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:06 PM
Snoork Hosting Snoork Hosting is offline
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If you are managing many servers your best solution would be the first option which is automatically stop the server at the time the customer does not pay for the server.

The first option will save your time and your administrators time, since the first option will be fully automated as the second option would be manual.

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Old 05-30-2010, 08:12 PM
rgpayne rgpayne is offline
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Check out it will not stop the server but it will suspend the account

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:48 PM
MikeTrike MikeTrike is offline
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Ubersmith DE

Originally Posted by Ubersmith DE

Switch Management Service Module

Automatically turn down switch ports based on service status. If the service is cancelled or suspended for non-payment, Ubersmith will automatically turn down the switch ports on any associated devices.
Don't operate without it

Old 05-31-2010, 03:59 AM
rcbandit rcbandit is offline
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Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
Ubersmith DE

Don't operate without it

Ok, Ubersmith can disable the switch port but what if we have dedicated server with many VPS machines on it? Switch port disabling is not suitable in that case.

During your professional experience did you often see clients to forget to pay? If I choose to do the billing manually is it going to be daily task?

Old 05-31-2010, 12:45 PM
izumi777 izumi777 is offline
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I would choose this one ->

Second - The billing software sends a message to administrator to stop the server then the client don't pay. The administrator stops the server manually.

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