Parallels Plesk Billing v6.0.3 Release Notes

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Installation Instructions for Bundled version
    1. Before Installation
    2. Software Requirements
    3. Installation Steps
    4. Completing Installation
  3. Installation Instructions for Standalone version
  4. Upgrade Instructions for Bundled version
  5. Upgrade Instructions for Standalone version
  6. What's New
  7. Known Problems and Limitations
  8. Contact Information

1. Introduction

Thank you for downloading this release of Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0. This file contains information that supplements the Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 documentation such as requirements, information on new features, corrected bugs, known problems etc. This file was updated with the latest information available at release time.

Parallels Plesk Billing comes in two distributions (bundled and standalone) having different requirements:

Both versions are equal in features, only initial installation and configuration processes are different.

2. Installation Instructions for Bundled version

Refer to the Parallels Plesk Billing Installation Guide available at http://download.ppb.parallels.com/6.0/doc/v6co/ to obtain instructions on installing and upgrading Parallels Plesk Billing.

Other documentation on Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 is available at http://www.parallels.com/products/plesk/billing/doc/

Parallels Plesk Billing Knowledge Base is available at http://kb.parallels.com

2.1. Before Installation

Before starting the installation process we strongly recommend that you create a full system backup of the entire server.

2.2. Software Requirements

Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 Bundle shall be installed over Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Linux/Unix. See Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x for Linux/Unix requirements for more details. Specifically, it is recommended to install Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0.3 over Parallels Plesk Panel 9.2.1 and higher. The list of supported operating systems includes:

2.3. Installing Parallels Plesk Billing Using the Parallels Auto-installer Console Utility

To install Parallels Plesk Billing software on a server:

2.4. Completing Installation

In order to finish the initial configuration, you need to:

Your clients shall access Parallels Plesk Billing by either clicking their balance (shown in Parallels Plesk Panel) or going to https://domain.name:8443/plesk-billing/client.

Order Shop is available at https://domain.name:8443/plesk-billing/order.

3. Installation Instructions for Standalone Version

Details of standalone installation process are described in Parallels Plesk Billing Installation Guide available at http://download.ppb.parallels.com/6.0/doc/v6co/.

Other documentation on Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0 is available at http://www.parallels.com/products/plesk/billing/doc/

Parallels Plesk Billing Knowledge Base is available at http://kb.parallels.com

3. Software requirements

The list of supported Linux/Unix operating systems includes:

NOTE:
There are no known barriers to run standalone version at Linux OSes other than listed here, but the result is not guaranteed.

Please refer to the Installation Guide (Linux) for details on software requirements.

The list of supported Windows operating systems includes:

Please refer to the Installation Guide (Windows) for detailed software requirements.

4. Upgrade Instructions for Bundled Version

Important notes for users of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers:

Parallels Auto-installer (also known as Plesk Updater) supports updating Parallels Plesk Panel and other software inside Parallels Virtuozzo Containers using EZ templates.

Compared to the previously used updating scheme, updating through EZ templates will save disk space significantly and will allow running more containers on a single hardware node.

This feature is available only with EZ templates. To upgrade a container this way, you need to:

 Upgrading Parallels Plesk Billing from Parallels Plesk Panel User Interface

To update or upgrade your Parallels Plesk Billing software from Parallels Plesk Panel user interface:

Upgrading Parallels Plesk Billing with the Auto-installer Console Utility

To update or upgrade your Parallels Plesk Billing software by means of the Auto-installer utility:

Migration from Standalone Snstallation of Parallels Plesk Billing 5.6

Earlier Parallels Plesk Billing was shipped for standalone installation only. Please refer to theParallels Plesk Billing 6.0 for Linux Installation and Update Guide for details on the migration.

5. Upgrade Instructions for Standalone Version

Details of upgrade process are described in the Parallels Plesk Billing Installation Guide available at http://download.ppb.parallels.com/6.0/doc/v6co/.

6. What's New

Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0.3

  1. [+] PPP Reseller. Parallels Plesk Panel Resellers now can install their own PPB instance and connect their PPP account to billing like an individual PPP server (like PPP admin does).
  2. [+] Load balancing for domain provisioning. Depending on state of account stacking option, each new hosting package can be provisioned either to the same server where first client's hosting package was provisioned (old scheme) or to the best suitable server (load balancing).
  3. [+] Protx module API is upgraded to 2.23..
  4. [+] "I have my own domain" option for OrderShop. End-user is able to say that he already has a domain which he/she won't transfer.
  5. [+] "Forgot your password" option for OrderShop.
  6. [+] Newly added billing account can be set as default right on the editing screen.
  7. [+] Non-activated client accounts (fraud or cancelled) are automatically archived to not be count against license key limitations.
  8. [+] Added subtotal value (total of all items before VAT applied) to invoice.
  9. [-] Fixed sending blank email to end-user after domain registration is complete.
  10. [-] Fixed saving email actions at client panel.
  11. [-] Fixed problem with empty error message shown on "Forgot your password".
  12. [-] Fixed certificate verification on Windows.
  13. [-] Fixed Parallels Plesk Panel 8.x support.
  14. [-] Fixed transferring domain with hyphen in name (e.g., my-domain.com) for OpenSRS.
  15. [-] Fixed problem of clients ending up with zero primary accounts.
  16. [-] Fixed md5import.php file in SDK.
  17. [-] Fixed login problem when temporary directory name starts with "t" or "r".
  18. [-] Made it possible to remove additional client contacts.
  19. [-] Fixed applying discounts to addons.
  20. [-] Fixed problem with date of renewal for transferred domains.
  21. [-] Fixed problem with email layout incorrectly shown at some email client software.

Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0.2

  1. [+] APS. Parallels Plesk Billing is now shipped also in APS application.
  2. [-] No need to restart sw-cp-server after upgrade now. Parallels Plesk Billing will restart it automatically.
  3. [-] Fixed problem that Virtuozzo module cannot provision VPS to Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (PVC) for Linux if limits configuration is not specified ("None").
  4. [-] Security update.
  5. [-] Security update: insecure SSL settings are corrected. Now provider can correctly configure SSL in the following configuration files:

Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0.1

  1. [+] MS Windows support. Standalone version can be installed on Microsoft Windows (see requirements for details).
  2. [+] Seamless Single Sign-On (SSO) integration;. Parallels SSO is now configured automatically, so users (admins or end-users) logged in either PPP or PPB panel can easily switch to another panel without any login/password typed in twice;
  3. [+] Standalone keys are supported for Bundled edition. Provider can install standalone license key to bundled version of PPB (shipped as a part of Parallels Plesk Panel distribution) and switch between both licensing modes.
  4. [+] Oversell option is available for PPP 9.0 resellers;
  5. [+] Package details are shown in client panel;
  6. [+] OrderShop can be opened right from client panel;
  7. [+] Convenient selection of traffic/quota measurement units (Kb,Mb,Gb);
  8. [-] Fixed restriction of credit card types;
  9. [-] Fixed eNom module for old installations (during upgrade);
  10. [-] Fixed coupon editing page;
  11. [-] Fixed a number of slowed-down screens;
  12. [-] Fixed rounding issue at ledger entries;
  13. [-] Fixed selection of contact in SSO federative account;
  14. [-] Fixed email templates ("Email Template directory is not readable" error);
  15. [-] Fixed upgrading of PPP client to PPP reseller
  16. [-] Template-based resellers available for PPP 9.0
  17. [-] Obsolete ModernAdvertise and PPC modules are removed;
  18. [-] Cash Flow Range Report includes invoiced money;
  19. [-] Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (PVC) module fixed;
  20. [-] Problem of Double first initial setup on FreeBSD fixed;

Parallels Plesk Billing 6.0.0

  1. [+] Tight integration with Parallels Plesk Panel, including cross navigation without password via Parallels Single Sign-On Service, ability to open Parallels Plesk Panel from Parallels Plesk Billing or vice versa, actual client balance and due date shown in Parallels Plesk Panel.

Legend:

[+] new feature

[-] bug fixed or removed

[*] bug fixed and improvement made


7. Known Problems and Limitations

6. Contact Information

Parallels Headquarters
13755 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171 USA
Phone: +1.703.815.5670, Fax: +1.703.815.5675

Web: http://www.parallels.com

E-mail:
For billing information, email accounting@parallels.com
For purchasing or partnering information, email sales@parallels.com
For technical support, use our Online Support Form.
To report problems with Plesk software, email bugreport@parallels.com
For information on career opportunities with Parallels, email careers@parallels.com
For press contact information, email press@parallels.com
For information about becoming a Partner, email partners@parallels.com
For information on translating Plesk into your language, email i18n@parallels.com
For general product information, email info@parallels.com

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