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ERPNext for Web Hosts


#1

At present there are various billing software such as WHMCS, Blesta, Hostbill are available for hosting but all of them lack detailed approach and accounting needs of all size of vendors.

If ERPNext is made available for Web Hosts and Hosting Companies then it will be great addition.

Primary areas can be covered:

  • API based Provisioning Automation - cPanel, Plesk, VPS, Dedicated Servers.
  • Plans/Package Management
  • Support/HelpDesk
  • Client Area for Self Service
  • Order Pages
  • Billing
  • Staff ACL
  • Domain Management Whois & Lookup using API

#2

I agree, I have been using the above eg. WHMCS etc. This would widen ERPNext’s exposure. Can ERPNext be provisioned from a from whms/cpanel like wordpress?


#3

ERPNext have API for most of the stuff, if Bench Central is made Public then such provisioning will be most easy by building a module in WHMCS. At Present there no easy way around, unless you can hack and create a workaround.


#4

Thank yashodhan

Could I run ERPNext on a VM or dedicated server?


#5

Yes, you can for both


#6

I hang around a couple forums heavily inhabited by hosting companies. These companies are eager to find more alternatives.
The fact that erpnext already covers so much their systems do not (mostly WHMCS, hostbill and blesta ) indicates to me that if erpnext engages in developing a solution for hosting auto-provision would over night make it an heavy contender to the crown now in power of WHMCS.