So it’s no secret that I have been infatuated with the API that powers 1and1’s Cloud Servers. If you line the API up next to other services like DigitalOcean, you’ll see the great power that is being offered and the flexibility that comes with it. One of the great things to do with such an API is to create plugins and modules for use in custom applications. I currently have 3 that I’m working on, while I develop my PHP, Python, and vb.Net API wrapper:
Blesta is a great alternative to WHMCS (which i’m working on as well) which allows you to set up a solution for selling online services such as Domain Registration, SSLs, and even hosting. This seems like the perfect place to throw in 1&1 Cloud Servers. I expect that by end of weekend, having a crude example to put up on Github with limited functionality, while I create a viable “Pro” solution for AIOXperts to use and resell.
A majority of my freelance clients have always used WordPress, and even I am guilty of liking WordPress for it’s simple yet powerful CMS solution. It only seemed natural that I’d create a wordpress plugin that allows someone who wants to see and track their servers to do so from their Admin Panel. Not to mention, if you expand on it, you can integrate it with Membership or eCommerce plugins to create your own solution rather than needing Blesta or WHMCS.
My PhoneGap app is really my first attempt at doing anything in node.js, but the idea is simple: Create a manager to watch over my server and get the monitoring stats on the go. I don’t have any screenshots yet, but expect a simple release to github by end of Nov.