Over the past months, our team has been hard at work on building a new integration module between WHMCS and Amazon Web Services. Since our goal is to make it quick and easy for Hosting, Agency & IT Service Providers to access new Cloud products, we recognized the need to seamlessly integrate the powerful billing and provisioning system of WHMCS with Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the most complex but powerful Cloud Platforms.
That’s why we along with WHMCS are happy to announce a no-nonsense integration with WHMCS which makes the power of AWS available to the wider audience so that they can start selling AWS quickly.
WHMCS is excited to see CloudMGR integrate with our product. By extending the functionality to include cloud management tools, CloudMRG provides hosting companies and services providers and unique opportunity to extend their product portfolios and tap into Cloud Hosting for their businesses, said Matt Pugh, CEO of WHMCS.
As an AWS Technology partner we extend the Compute, Storage and Networking elements of AWS to key service provider markets and WHMCS serves the Hosting, Agency & IT Service provider markets so it was an important tool for us to release.
Connect AWS and WHMCS in minutes
The new module allows you to manage Server Images, Storage & Backups, and has a Product Wizard and provides a full featured client area. The best part is that you can connect AWS and WHMCS in minutes!
Here’s a quick overview of the features of the new module. Learn more.
- Sell & Provision AWS EC2 & S3
- Create Products from Pre-existing Images such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla
- Product Creation Wizard
- Add your own “Custom Images”
- Offer services in all AWS Centres USA, Australia, EU, Singapore, Tokyo, South America & Germany
- Servers List with filers by Region, Size, Status, Platform
- Start & Stop Servers
- Fully Functional Client Area
- Ability to download SSH & RDP Keys
- Client Server Management
We invite you to test drive our new integration module by
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Chicken or the Egg, what to build first?
Over a year ago we were getting a lot of requests for WHMCS integration. Our first product enabled you to link CloudMGR to WHMCS. However our customers wanted us to go one step further and run a module in WHMCS. That’s when we saw the bigger picture and decided to build an API and build our first module.
As we were building our WHMCS addon we came across some challenges. This was the first time we were building a third party application that was linked to the CloudMGR software, which meant we had to build an api. So, we delved into the task of creating a REST api so that we could get started on the WHMCS module.
When it came time to develop the WHMCS module we realised that because of the amount of options that are needed to create an AWS server we’d need to create both an add on module and a provisioning module. This provided a sort of chicken and egg scenario. Do we build the provisioning module first, or the addon module? We opted with the add on module so that we could at least mockup some api tests and get the initial UI completed.
Our initial versions of the system focused on the admin area but through customer consultation we added significant functionality to the client area as well.