Categories / Order Pages

You can find this section in HostBill Admin → Settings → Products & Services.

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Overview


HostBill offers a variety of beautiful and functional order pages to help you attract customers. Each order page can be easily customized to fit your needs. You can use one order page for all your products or different order pages for different products/services. Available order pages have either one-step or wizard-style checkout. One-step checkout means your client can pick package, configure it, add domains, addons, configuration options and signup, all on one page. Wizard-style checkout means your clients configure their order step-by-step on separate screens, with checkout at the end.

To buy order page templates visit our marketplace.

Adding new Order Page

HostBill divides products into Order Pages. To create a new Order Page simply click Add new order page button in Products & Services section.

Then you can proceed to configuring your order page:

Order page name

To configure newly added order page first you need to provide its name. The name can be changed at any time by clicking Edit order page.

Sub-categories

This feature allows to create one level of subcategories. Any main category (order page) may either contain only products or may branch into subcategories. A subcategory can’t be further divided into another level of categories, it must contain products/services. With a select box you can decide if the main category will contain products (by default) or subcategories. You can then choose the order page template. The sub-categories can be displayed in client area in a form of list or boxes. Each sub-category creates a new order page.

Order Types

Order types are strictly connected with Provisioning Modules. You can set different order types for each of your order pages. Selected type affects product configuration and features available for that product. If you want to create domain transfer/registration order page, you will need to choose "Domains" type, if you want to offer DNS management through client area you will want to use "DNS Services" type, etc. You should always choose type that fits best for products you want to offer on that order page. If you select order type that is related to hosting module, all products on that orderpage should also be set to use that module, otherwise some features will not work as expected. The Order types list is extended while new modules are activated.

Cart templates

Once you choose your order type HostBill will list available cart templates that best suit specified order type. To choose the template simply click on image that represents template you want to use and save changes. Some templates have additional configuration options that allow to set theme colors or header text. If available it will show up above preview option. Cart template can be changed at any time by clicking Edit order page.

Product Templates

To browse available product/services templates visit HostBill marketplace.

Domain Templates

Available domain templates include:

    • Product with domain: Order page with this template will not be displayed in cart. Use this template for domains that you wish to offer with product only.
    • Bulk domain transfer: Use this template with TLDs you wish to offer bulk/multiple transfer for. You can also assign this orderpage to product you wish to offer domain with.
    • Product with domain + Domain name suggestions: Order page with this template will not be displayed in cart. Use this template for domains that you wish to offer with product only. Domain Suggestion plugin needs to be activated.
    • Bulk domain registration: Use this template with TLDs you wish to offer registration for. You can also assign this order page to product you wish to offer domain with.
    • Bulk domain registration + Domain name suggestions: Use this template with TLDs you wish to offer registration for. You can also assign this order page to product you wish to offer domain with. Domain Suggestion plugin needs to be activated.
    • Single domain transfer: Use this template with TLDs you wish to offer transfer for. You can also assign this orderpage to product you wish to offer domain with.
    • Single domain registration: Use this template with TLDs you wish to offer registration for. You can also assign this order page to product you wish to offer domain with.

Order handler

This option allows to choose whether the order page should generate regular orders (by default) or order drafts, where the prices are hidden from general view.

Order page description

This option allows you to add html description to your order pages. Note that some templates will not display this but will use customization options instead.

Order scenarios

This option allows you to select which order scenario will be used for your order page. To configure order scenarios go to Settings → General Settings → Ordering → Order Scenarios.

Order page options

Hide order pages from client area

You can hide selected order pages from client area without removing them. Those order pages will still be accessible if you know their url, allowing you to work on them. To hide an order page simply click on the Hide button on the right side of that orderpage.

Bulk Update

Order pages can be updated in bulk. In HostBill Admin → Settings → Products and Services → Order pages click on Bulk update button on the top of the page

You can:

  • Copy settings - choose the source product which settings you want to copy and apply them to another product/s. 
  • Update prices - increase, decrease (by fixed amount or a percentage) or apply completely new prices to chosen product/s. The price changes can apply to both the recurring price and setup fees.
  • Update tags - add and remove tags to selected product/s.
  • Update client functions - enable/disable client functions for selected product/s.