AppSuite:Connector for WHMCS Installation Guide
- 1 OX Connector for WHMCS
- 2 Download of OX Connector for WHMCS
- 3 Installation
- 4 Configuration of WHMCS
- 5 Configuration WHMCS Client
- 6 Additional Configurations
- 7 Known issues
OX Connector for WHMCS
Integration of OX App Suite with WHMCS/cPanel makes the deployment of OX App Suite simple for service providers and their customers. Web hosters can easily replace their existing webmail system on WHMCS/cPanel and provide customers a state-of-the-art, web based user interface with the benefits of a best in class, full-featured mobile web application – optimized for smartphones! The combination of OX App Suite, the provisioning of cPanel and the billing system WHMCS provides the perfect package for cPanel Hosting Provider and Reseller
The OX Connector for WHMCS can be installed in any Linux platform that supports WHMCS. Version needs to be 5.2.5 or newer.
For WHMCS installation and licensing, please refer to:
In addition, you have to install the php-soap package. Run
$ php -m | grep soap soap
to test. It must print out at least one line containing the word soap.
If that PHP package is not installed, use the operating systems package manager to install it. Restart the web server afterwards.
$ apt-get install php-soap $ service apache2 restart
$ yum install php-soap $ service httpd restart
Interconnection with Open-Xchange
Allow access from the cPanel server, edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/proxy_ajp.conf or /etc/httpd/conf.d/proxy_http.conf
<Location /servlet/axis2/services> # restrict access to the soap provisioning API Order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from 127.0.0.1 Allow from <your whmcs server ip> # you might add more ip addresses / networks here # Allow from 192.168 10 172.16 </Location> <Location /webservices> # restrict access to the soap provisioning API Order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from 127.0.0.1 Allow from <your whmcs server ip> # you might add more ip addresses / networks here # Allow from 192.168 10 172.16 </Location>
At least one cPanel server with OX plugin for cPanel, is needed for integration as well.
For information on how to install the OX cPanel plugin, please refer to Open-Xchange_cPanel_Installation
Mode of Operation
To be able to use the OX Connector for WHMCS, you will need at least one host with cPanel installed and properly configured to work with OX App Suite and Open-Xchange Hosting Edition and an additional server with WHMCS release 5.2.5 or newer.
The OX Connector for WHMCS enables hosting companies and their resellers to add OX packages to their product offerings as well as billing and support. The following architectural diagram shows how the OX Connector for WHMCS interacts with other components:
Download of OX Connector for WHMCS
To download the OX Connector for WHMCS installation packages follow this: Download Connector for WHMCS (The LDB credentials have to be provided)
OX Connector for WHMCS is part of the license for OX App Suite or Open-Xchange Server 6. If a new cPanel Hosting Provider or Reseller wants to evaluate OX App Suite and the WHMCS & cPanel integration, the first step is to contact OX Sales. Call or fill out a web form: http://www.open-xchange.com/index.php?id=397&iframe=1&iframe=1 OX Sales will work on the request to send prices and license key to customer.
Obtain the tar file from the link above and save it to a temporary location.
Open a terminal to login as the root user and find the WHMCS base directory within the apache document root (for Debian it is /var/www/whmcs, for CentOS and RHEL it is /var/www/html/wmcs/).
$ cd /var/www/html/whmcs
$ cd /var/www/whmcs
Go to the modules/addons subdirectory of the WHMCS base directory and create a directory called “openxchange.”
$ cd modules/addons $ mkdir openxchange
Untar the contents of the OX WHMCS add-on archive.
$ cd openxchange $ tar xof /path/to/open-xchange-whmcs-version.tar.gz
Now login to the WMCS console via http://whmcs.example.com/whmcs/admin
Once you login, go to Setup -> “Addon Modules”
After getting to the OX Connector for WHMCS within the list of modules, proceed to activate and configure the Connector by providing the OX App Suite URL and login credentials.
Configuration of WHMCS
Login to the WMCS console via http://whmcs.example.com/whmcs/admin
Setting Up cPanel server
Once within WHMCS, go to Setup -> Product/Services -> Servers -> Add new Server.
Enter the different attributes for the new cPanel host instance, make sure to scroll down and choose type cPanel and the right credentials to access the host
Setting Up WHMCS plans
In order for WHMCS to integrate properly with cPanel, one needs to create the plans and packages to match cPanel. Each package which exist in cPanel must also exist in WHMCS.
Importing cPanel accounts
Creating cPanel Clients
Configuration WHMCS Client
WHMCS Client Login
WHMCS clients may login to their accounts from http://whmcs.example.com/
From there, they are able to see the plans they have bought as well as billing information, such as unpaid invoices.
cPanel Account Login
From the WHMCS Clients ⇒ View/Search Clients, choose a client and then go to the „Products/Services“ tab.
And, finally, click on the “Login to cPanel“ button.
You may also go to http://cpanel.example.com:2083 and login with cPanel credentials for the user
Creating Email Accounts from cPanel
Deleting WHMCS Clients
WHMCS Addon Options
Go to „Addons“ -> Open-Xchange -> List Open-Xchange packages. From this screen one may add Open-Xchange specific packages, Open-Xchange package bundles and set pricing for Open-Xchange packages.
OX Connector for cPanel
- open-xchange icon not shown in cpanel in version 11.46.3
- new paper_lantern theme not supported
- Users with the same email localpart from different domains in a single cPanel account and a single context do not work because user names as well as display names must be unique
- cPanel account names cannot be renamed when using the ox integration
- Accessing the mail archiving does not automatically work in Open-Xchange webmail
- park/unpark domain does not work