WHMCS 5.3.0 BETA release - Bug fixes?

DamienSB

Active Member
Verified Provider
Greetings,


We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of WHMCS v5.3.0 BETA. The 5.3 release is firmly focused on stability and aims to build upon what we started in Version 5.2 by improving both performance, and reliability of WHMCS. To welcome in WHMCS v5.3, we would like to revive the private beta group. In addition to the mailing list, we've created a new forum section for this beta group to provide feedback on functionality, and issues that may be encountered. As we move forward in this process, we will provide an open stream of communication with the beta group for logging any issues in the release and addressing them appropriately per our development process. Proper bug submission procedures are available and noted in the forum section. WHMCS will continue to distribute beta release versions of the 5.3 branch until a release candidate is met and then provided for public consumption.


If you would like to be granted access to the private beta forum group, please reply to the below forum post requesting access.


We will apply the permissions in a timely fashion. Further instructions will be available following access to the Beta Group as well as a final email upon release.


http://forums.whmcs.com/showthread.php?74146-WHMCS-Private-Beta-Testing-Request


Lastly, the ability to reply to the mailing list is currently disabled. If you would like more information, please review the associated topics in side the forum or contact [email protected]


Chris Borsheim


WHMCS Ltd.


[email protected]
Just got this in the mail. Aperently WHMCS figured out that they need to actually fix the bugs in their software rather than throwing in half-baked useless features into the product.
 

netnub

New Member
Oh, not another version. Wasn't 5.2 released like 1 month ago or like 2 months ago?

Well, not as bad as hostbills daily useless updates I suppose.
 

concerto49

New Member
Verified Provider
Isn't the best bug fix to remove whmcs altogether? /joking

I hope they do improve on their product more. It was a long wait before.
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Hostbill is too expensive. WHMCS is too unreliable. What's a provider to do? Seriously, why aren't more people looking in to alternatives? Surely there are some? If it were me, I'd roll my own. How hard can it be? Base login/user/admin system? Easy. Integration with SolusVM API? Easy. Ticket system? Easy. Payment method integration? Easy. It's not hard, just a couple of simpler smaller tasks put together.*

*If I'm wrong, I won't be surprised. It doesn't seem hard to me, but feel free to tell me if I'm wrong.
 

SeriesN

Active Member
Verified Provider
Sounds easy. Howbout you start a new panel Strout :). I am sure you can do something that is more secure and user-friendly as well as decent priced.
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
Sadly, too many other projects right now, not least of which is college. :p As you said, it sounds easy, and as I said, I know the individual pieces are. It's just fitting them together well I'm not sure I could pull off. I'm curious to see what providers who end up using it think of jhadley's panel when it comes out.
 
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MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
HostBill is nice, I really enjoyed it back when I had a leased license from Nick_O for like $10/mo or something. The only thing that is losing them business, I think, is their bipolar management or whoever is in charge of setting pricing. I don't even care that it's "expensive", you shouldn't skimp on cost when it comes to one of the areas of your business your clients will interact with the most.

$1,000 for an owned lifetime unbranded license isn't bad. But the fact they keep changing their pricing makes me wonder if they'll be around long enough for it to be a wortwhile investment.

So, for now, WHMCS remains king. Just like cPanel and SolusVM does in their own respected categories. Definitely need more diversity in this industry.
 

D. Strout

Resident IPv6 Proponent
So, for now, WHMCS remains king. Just like cPanel and SolusVM does in their own respected categories. Definitely need more diversity in this industry.
I will say this: when a host has a standard WHMCS/SolusVM setup, I certainly know what to expect from start to finish in terms of buying and setting up a new VPS. Different panels do give a sense of freshness, but you have to figure out how to get around them to do the stuff you want to do. I'm all for diversity, but if you're going to have a unique panel (VPS or client), make sure it makes sense and is easy to figure out.
 

netnub

New Member
Heres what we need to do:

1) Decode WHMCS and Hostbill (done)

2) Have someone join those two together

3) Ultimate Control Panel complete
 

tallship

Member
Verified Provider
Heres what we need to do:

1) Decode WHMCS and Hostbill (done)

2) Have someone join those two together

3) Ultimate Control Panel complete
You're a nutbag, right?

Here's one project that aims to be successful, although they've never been clear about pricing, etc., they have pledged to be completely open source and non-encrypted with any of that ioncube crap: http://whsuite.com/

I hope that helps :)
 
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