Server Allocator For WHMCS
|Server Allocator For WHMCS will allow to automatically switch servers when placing an order depending on previously set rules.|
Module lets you create and configure your own switch rules, split them into groups and assign to them specified servers and product groups.
- Admin Area Features:
|✔ Add/Edit/Remove Switching Rules|
|✔ Add Multiple Conditions/Products/Servers To Switching Rule|
|✔ Assign Multiple Rules To Rules Group|
|✔ Set Default Servers To Rules Group - Used If No Rule Is Applied|
|✔ Set Load Balancing Allocation Type To Server With Most Or Least Free Space|
|✔ Access Links To Order Form Of Products Configured According To Specified Rule|
- Client Area Features:
|✔ Switch Assigned Server Automatically During Ordering Product - Depending On Applied Rule|
- Supported Rule Definitions:
|✔ Configurable Options|
|✔ Custom Fields|
|✔ Product Addons|
- General Info:
|✔ Supports All Server Types|
|✔ Supports Most Provisioning Modules|
|✔ Multi-Language Support|
|✔ Supports PHP 5.6 Up To PHP 7.3|
|✔ Supports WHMCS V7.6 And Later|
|✔ Easy Module Upgrade To Open Source Version|
Installation and Configuration
|This tutorial will show you how to successfully install and configure Server Allocator For WHMCS.|
We will guide you step by step through the whole installation and configuration process.
|1. Log in to our client area and download the module.|
|2. In the downloaded file you might find one or two packages that support different PHP versions.|
In the most recent versions of the module, you will find only one package that supports PHP 7.1 and later.
|Previous updates of the module may contain two packages dedicated to various PHP versions.|
The first one that supports PHP 5.6 up to PHP 7.0, and the second one addressed to PHP 7.1 up to PHP 7.3.
| Important: This situation does not affect the open source version of this module which can be applied to any PHP from version 5.6 and later.|
Note: You can check the current PHP version in your WHMCS. To do so, proceed to 'Utilities' → 'System' → 'PHP Info'.
|3. Once you have chosen the package with the right PHP version, extract it and upload its content into the main WHMCS directory.|
The content of the chosen PHP version files to upload should look like this.
|4. When you install Server Allocator For WHMCS for the first time you have to rename 'license_RENAME.php' file.|
File is located in 'modules/addons/serverswitcher/license_RENAME.php'. Rename it from 'license_RENAME.php' to 'license.php'.
|5. In order to configure your license key, you have to edit a previously renamed 'license.php' file.|
Enter your license key between quotation marks as presented on the following screen. You can find your license key in our client area → 'My Products'.
|6. Now you have to activate the module in your WHMCS system.|
Log in to your WHMCS admin area. Go to the 'Setup' → 'Addon Modules' . Afterwards, find 'Server Allocator' and press 'Activate' button.
|7. In the next step you need to permit access to this module.|
To do so click on 'Configure' button, tick 'Access Control' near desired admin role groups and press 'Save Changes'.
|8. You have just successfully installed Server Allocator For WHMCS!|
|Server Allocator For WHMCS allows you to automatically switch to wanted server upon specific product configuration.|
|In order to configure switching rules, proceed with creating of a new group.|
Press 'Add Group' to proceed.
|Fill in group name and select desired product groups.|
Additionally, select default servers (Ctrl+mouse click for multi select) if you wish to redefine default servers.
|Previously created group currently does not affect the system at all.|
Let's change that through adding a new rule. Press 'Add Rule' to proceed.
|In the next step select server type that the switch will apply to.|
|Each rule can have multiple rule definitions.|
Important: Switch will be made only if all of the rule definitions are met.
|For the purpose of this documentation, we have chosen configurable option rule definition.|
Now, we have to select specific configurable option and its value which needs to be chosen.
|Let's add one more rule definition, which in this case will be using product addon.|
Press 'Add Definition' → 'Addon' and choose product addon.
|Now, define the load balancing allocation type. Decide if the server with the most or least free space shall be used and press 'Save Changes' button.|
|Each group and rule can be modified and removed at any time through using buttons marked on the following screen.|
|Press 'Links' next to desired rule to view the list of links.|
|Each of them leads to the order form with product configured according to defined rule.|
|In this section we will show you how our module works on an exemplary rule shown below.|
|Let us order a product fulfilling all conditions for receiving 'cPanel SSD - 99.9' server.|
Using this configuration, client pays additionally for 'Based On SSD' addon.
|The switch will be made upon ordering the product (order made from the client area) or accepting the order (order made from the admin area).|
Hosting with a switched server is displayed on the following screen.
|Let us order a product fulfilling all conditions for receiving 'cPanel SSD - 99.99' server.|
Client must pay for 'Based On SSD' as well as for higher guaranteed uptime.
|As displayed on the following screen, the switch has been made successfully.|
|Let us order a product without 'Based On SSD' addon and with default uptime.|
This should result in assigning default 'cPanel - 99.9' server.
|As you can see, switch has not been made and hosting is using default group server.|
|1. In case none of the configuration settings meet any rule, the product will be assigned to a default server.|
|Essential guidance through the process of updating the module is offered here.|
Keep in mind there is a quick and easy option in our client area that will let you upgrade the license of your module to an open source version at any time - and at a lower price!
|1. When you have problems with connection, check whether your SELinux or firewall does not block ports.|
|2. You are unable to add a product addon/configurable option/custom field to the rule.|
Reason: An item has to be assigned to a product which:
Solution: Ensure that an item you are trying to add is assigned to a correct product.