Do you wish there was an easy solution to create invoices, use recurring billing, provide support and otherwise deal with your hosted clients? There is – WHMCS. WHMCS is a fully templated, easily customizable, automated solution for hosting & domain management, support, billing, statistics and more.
WHMCS is something of a “one-stop shop” that will provide the interfacing between yourself and your hosted clients in a multifaceted way. Combine WHMCS with our Reseller plans (some even include it at a discounted rate or even free!) to get your very own web hosting company off the ground quickly. Let’s cover a bit of the many great features this suite brings to the table.
WHMCS allows you to send your clients high quality professional looking invoices. It also sends payment reminders, new invoices, quotes and more all in your own design. It’s also integrated with over 75 different payment gateways out of the box. WHMCS supports multiple gateways used concurrently, and integrated for fully automated payment processing, payment confirmations & refunds. Taking payments is now easier than ever, especially when paired with our free-setup merchant accounts!
From a ticket system with social integration to a complete network status system, WHMCS is all you need to offer support to your clients. It supports email piping to generate tickets from emails, attachments to transfer files to and from your clients, and even a pre-sales contact form to help seal the deal.
Do you ever see that little lock symbol in the address bar of your browser and wonder exactly what it’s doing? How does this “SSL” protect your data? I’m going to tell you a little story that will help understanding Secure Sockets Layer encryption a little easier.
Let’s say you have something you want to send the server over the internet that you don’t want prying eyes to have – a credit card number for example. If you just send it in plain text, anyone sitting out there with a packet sniffer monitoring traffic can find it, read it, and buy that new 50” LED TV they’ve been wanting… compliments of you! That’s where SSL comes in to play.
SSL requires a few things to work. First – there’s the box. This box will serve as the vessel to transport your secure data back and forth. But sending stuff in a box won’t make any difference if it’s not locked! To fix that, both the server and yourself generate two keys that can either unlock or lock the box: a private key and a public key. In order to get the ball rolling, you and the server trade public keys. The trick here? The public key is only used to lock the box, so we aren’t concerned with the bad guys getting it. The only way to unlock the box is with our private keys, which never touch the network.