Following the decision to integrate with cPanel, BaseKit began searching for a technology company that could package the software to fit cPanel standards. GlowTouch Technologies was the ideal choice due to its status as a cPanel Certified business as well as possessing a broad knowledgebase of cPanel.
GlowTouch developers performed a detailed study of BaseKit’s API’s to confirm that the interaction with cPanel was possible. Once GlowTouch confirmed that the plug-in could be built, a timeline of the cPanel integration was agreed upon and the GlowTouch fast-tracked the project to ensure a quick turnaround.
As the project progressed, BaseKit decided to integrate the custom plug-in with WHMCS, who provides a simple-to-use billing platform for cPanel users. BaseKit’s free version of its website builder is somewhat limited and the WHMCS integration allows a hoster to purchase an upgraded account which provides additional customizable website design options.
GlowTouch developed and built the plug-in for BaseKit while integrating the WHMCS component. This integration allowed hosting providers more flexibility to configure products and prices within BaseKit. The plug-in automatically upgrades the WHMCS feature by making a BaseKit API call to acquire product details. Additionally, the WHMCS plug-in automates product configuration, which includes set up for multiple currencies while allowing the customer to upgrade or downgrade the BaseKit website building options.
By adding WHMCS, GlowTouch was able to help BaseKit offer customers a greater variety of website building packages. One user-friendly feature lets them click on the BaseKit icon on the panel to identify whether that user is a new or an existing user. Another feature is a login button that re-directs straight to the BaseKit website.