Whether you run a large hosting company or simple earn a little extra cash by reselling hosting, your customers need to be billed for the resources they have used.
Billing management software should be easy to use, look professional, and encourage members to pay on time every month.
As I noted in my article about starting a web hosting company, the most popular billing software is WHMCS; however, there are a lot of great alternatives out there.
In this article you will find a list of all the major billing management services available to hosting companies and hosting resellers. I hope you find the list useful.
Atomia is a complete hosting software platform that helps you build a professional hosting company. It features a powerful billing and customer management software. Other features include domain name management, DNS hosting, email hosting. and more.
You can brand the platform as your own so your customers will never know you are using a third-party service.
You need to email the company in order to get a demo and purchase the software. No prices are displayed on their website, but comments online from other hosting companies advise the software costs a few thousand dollars.
A simple billing script that is aimed towards hosting resellers and smaller hosting companies. It features basic account and domain management.
The software retails for a one-off fee of $49.
ISP’s BillManager is a complete billing solution for hosting companies that features service management, invoicing, billing, and tax support for multiple regions. It works well with other popular hosting platforms on the market.
BillManager retails from €8 per month. A limited version of the script is available free of charge that can be used for up to fifty customers.
Powerful billing software that offers client management, automated billing, an a ticket support system. It integrates with a wide variety of payment and hosting related services and applications.
A branded license of Blesta costs a one off fee of $250 whilst an unlicensed license costs $300.
BoxBilling is a highly affordable billing solution that supports automated billing, invoicing, multiple currencies, and an option to suspend when an account becomes overdue and terminate an account when a specified amount of time passes.
The software can be used free of charge if you are willing to accept some limitations such as branding, one staff member, two currencies, and five products.
All restrictions are removed if you purchase the pro license at $5.95 per month.
Clientexec is more than just a billing application. Its billing module can automate invoices and allow subscription payments. A coupon system is in place and discounts can be given to existing customers.
The software also features a ticket support system that converts emails into tickets. It also features a live chat module and a knowledgebase option. There is great support for hosting resellers too.
Clientexec pricing starts at only $12 per month or a one-off fee of $499 plus $50 a year for support.
HostBill is a versatile solution that integrates with over five hundred services and applications. It can be used with any type of hosting setup, whether it is a VPS, cloud server, or dedicated server.
The core features of HostBill are eCommerce, automated billing, client management, hosting automation, and domain management. Everything from order pages to invoices looks clean and professional and the customer dashboard looks amazing.
Pricing starts from a one-off fee of $999.
HostVise is a versatile yet affordable billing solution that features automated domain registration, PDF invoicing, and a complete ticket support system for support.
The branded license of HostVise retails at a one-off fee of $40, whilst the unbranded license retails at $60.
Simple Hosting Billing
Retailing at a one-off fee of only $14, Simple Hosting Billing is a basic billing solution that works with PayPal. It should be sufficient for small resellers, however those of you are looking to take website hosting seriously should look at a more professional solution.
An all-in-one application for hosting billing, device management, and customer support. It integrates with over fifty other services and applications.
Pricing starts at $200 per month and increases with usage.
WeFact Hosting is a good looking hosting billion solution that offers invoicing, support for multiple payment gateways, and automatic domain registration with over twenty domain registrars.
The software can be easily styled for your own needs and there is support for currencies around the world.
Their Plan 500 plan retails at $25 and allows up to five hundred customers. Their Plan 2000 plan costs $50 per month and allows up to two thousand customers. All of their plans offer unlimited invoices, estimates, domains, hosting accounts, and employees. Support and updates are provided too.
WHM AutoPilot is a self-professed complete web host management system. They note that they are one of the first companies in the hosting industry to offer “the ability to create ‘remote’ order systems so that one installation can manage multiple host websites, all with their own identities and branding, managed by a single admin area installation.
The software features free domain options, support for PayPal, fraud screening, and more.
A license for WHM AutoPilot costs $15 per month or a one-off fee of $225.
A hosting billing application designed for cPanel and WHM that features automated billing, client management, ticket support, and payments by PayPal.
Marketed as the leading billing software in the market, WHMCS is a complete hosting solution that features integrated support, recurring billing, professional invoices, domain management, security, customisation options, and a mobile-friendly interface.
The software integrates with all major payment and hosted related services and there are a number of apps available for it. This includes dedicated mobile apps for iOS and Android and a live chat box.
A branded version of WHMCS costs $15.95 per month or a one-off fee of $249.95. The unbranded version costs $18.95 per month or a one-off fee of $324.95.