Comet Backup is light-weight, fast, re-brandable backup software. Comet provides a secure, encrypted backup system that allows to backup to storage destinations of your choosing. HostBill integration is the perfect tool to sell Comet Backup space.

Activating the module

  1. If the module is included in your HostBill edition you can download it from your client portal.
  2. If the module is not included in your HostBill edition you can purchase it from our marketplace and then download it from the client area.
  3. Once you download the module extract it in the main HostBill directory.
  4. Go to Settings → Modules → Hosting Modules, find and activate CometBackup module.

Connecting HostBill with CometBackup

  1. Proceed to Settings → Apps → Add new App
  2. From Applications list select CometBackup
  3. Enter:
    • Hostname - Hostname of your Comet Backup panel
    • Username - Username to the Comet Backup panel (ensure this user have two-factor disabled)
    • Password - Password for the Comet Backup panel
    • Custom port - enter custom port if your Comet Backup uses other than 80/443
    • Disable SSL - tick this if your Comet Backup instance does not have valid ssl certificate
    • Default Timezone - select default timezone users should be created with 

      4. Verify entered credentials by clicking Test Connection to check if HostBill can connect
      5. Save Changes

Adding CometBackup Product

  1. In HostBill go to Settings → Products & Services, and Add new order page
  2. From Order Types select Other Services
  3. Enter your orderpage name, select orderpage template. Save Changes
  4. Add new product in the new orderpage. Provide product name and setup price and then Save Changes.
  5. In product configuration section proceed to Connect with App, select CometBackup and App server created in previous steps.
  6. Press the Get values ​​from server button
  7. Complete the fields:
    • Policy group - Policy group for the newly created user
    • Storage Vault - Storage Vault assigned to the customer when creating the account
    • Number of devices - Maximum number of devices
    • Protected Items Quota - Quota limit for protected items. Value in GB
    • Initial Storage Vault Quota - Quota limit for initial storage vault. Value in GB
    • Enable email reports - When enabled client email will be used for Comet reports
    • Billable destination types - When using metered billing HostBill pulls all customer destinations and bills just for last one found.
      To change this you can enter comma separated list of destination type numbers
      that HostBill should only sum/count for billable use.


For more generic product configuration details including price, automation, emails settings refer to Product Configuration article.

Configuring Metrics/Quotas

In Products & Services → Your Order Page → Your Product → Quotas you can define Quotas / Metrics for this product, and define triggers/automation rules to be executed when certain quota values are reached.

Comet Backup module lets you define following metrics:

  • Storage Vault Quota

Configuring Client Functions   

In Products & Services → Your Order Page → Your Product → Client Functions you can control what features customer will have access to in client portal, by clicking Enable/Disable next to the given option.
Use Edit button to adjust function appearance in the client portal.

For CometBackup you can enable the following client functions dedicated to this module:

  1. Backups - Displays user information and a list of jobs performed over the last two weeks
  2. Download backup client - It allows downloading a backup client to various operating systems

As well as number of standard client functions, such as 

  1. Change Billing Cycle
  2. Change Label
  3. Change Ownership
  4. Edit Forms
  5. Graphs
  6. Login Details
  7. Manual Service Renew
  8. New Direct Link
  9. Related Services
  10. Service Auto Renewal
  11. Quota Usage