AccountLab Plus is the affordable billing solution for webhosters. Easy, flexible, powerful, integrates exclusive features and techniques. Due to the innovative coding design, you will not lose your modifications when you upgrade.AccountLab Plus supports over 180 TLDs, unlimited hosting plans, customers and servers. It handles tax, FAQ and support tickets. Currently 21 different payment methods are supported.

opensource billing


AccountLab requires a *nix or Windows server with PHP and MySQL already installed. As a minimum, use a modern browser, have PHP 4.2 or above installed and MySQL 3, 4 or 5.


– allow_url_fopen must be set to On in your php.ini

– cURL is needed for: Whois, Account Creation, Domain Registration and some Payment Methods

– mhash is needed for

– iconv and mbstring is needed for non utf-8 characters, specially if you use non-english languages

– OpenSSL is needed for OpenSRS

– GD2 and FreeType is needed for Reports

Key features:

Auto-create accounts on cPanel servers
Advanced Tax System (multiple taxes, apply to any combination of countries/states/regions)
Subdomains Hosting
Customers’ Discount
Rich variety of graphical reports
Multiple Admins (with permissions setup)
Multiple Currencies (updated in real-time) for offline payments like Cheque and Wire Transfers
Support Tickets
Monitor your servers
“Who is online” function
Auto-updateable (through cron-job)
Protects your modifications when updating
Comes with 4 ready to go templates
Add your own templates
Add your own payment plug-ins
RTL (right to left) ready
Currently supported domain registrars: Directi, Enom, OpenSRS, Planetdomain and ResellerOne.
Currently supported payment methods: 2Checkout, Asianpay,, Bank Transfer, Cashu, Chronopay, Clickbank, Credit Card, e-Gold, LinkPoint, Moneybookers, NOCHEX, Offline, Paymate, PayPal, Paypal Subscriptions, ProxyPay, Stormpay, WebMoney Transfer, Worldpay.
Language independent, very easy to translate (one file). Currently available language files: Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.


How to install Opensource Billing software AccountLab Plus

Goto your domain public_html folder and download it.


#gunzip accountlab_plus.tgz

#tar -xvf accountlab_plus.tar

Once uploaded ensure you change the file permissions on ./elements/default/sysvar/db.php to 666. This allows the installer to write information to these files.

You now need to create a MySQL database and a MySQL database user with a valid password. Grant all permissions on the database to the database user. Make a note of each for use during install.

Goto browse your installation file

You will be prompted to enter:
hostname (probably localhost)
database name
database username and password

Fill out and click create, this will populate ./elements/default/sysvar/db.php with your details and the appropriate tables into your database, if successful you will be forwarded to the next page.

Complete all the admin details.

Once the installation is completed, To secure your installation you must delete the install.php script and chmod
./elements/default/sysvar/db.php back to 644 — if you don’t, you will allow any web surfer to access your system.
Thats all!!


For the invoicing system to work you need to setup a cron task to hit billing.php (in the root folder) every day. This checks to see if any invoices are due and if so sends them out. The actual value of the cron depends a lot on your server config. If your server has lynx or curl installed then you could use a value such as

30 2 * * * /usr/bin/lynx -dump
30 2 * * * curl -s -o /dev/null

The above would run the cron at 2.30 am every day.

You will also need to call following URL through a cron job:


Login to admin.php and click on “Main menu->Settings->Configuration

Complete all of the information here, it is used in various parts of the AccountLab Plus system.
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that the field “Site URL” and “Absolute path” point to your current installation (No trailing “/”).
NOTE: You MUST set the followings in order to use AccountLab Plus.

Add at least one Server as default.
Add at least one Plan.
Add at least one Payment Method.

Add a Payment Method

It is important that you add at least one Payment Method.

Click On
Main menu->Settings->Payment Methods
and fill out as needed.

Add a Server

Click On:
Main menu-> Settings-> Servers
Then (On Right Side) Click On

Add New Server
After adding one server set it to be the default one from
Main menu-> Settings-> Servers

Server Name
We recommend you use the hostname of the server. However you can use a friendly name if you wish, such as ‘server1’.

Server IP, NS1, NS2
The IP would be the shared IP for the server, used for shared hosting accounts, NS1 and NS2 are the name servers you use for hosting accounts on this server.

Server Type
Choose from the drop down list of server types.

Server User
If you have a cpanel, plesk or directadmin server and are using this application to setup accounts on it then you need to input the username of the user accounts will be created under, this could be root/admin but a better solution would be a reseller username created in WHM or Directadmin.

NOTE: In case of plesk you have to give “admin” as the “Server User”.

Server Hash – cpanel
If you are using this applications auto-create utilities, then you need to enter the hash from your cpanel server. This is obtained from within WHM from Main >> Cluster/Remote Access >> Setup Remote Access Key


Add a Plan

Click On
Main menu-> Products -> Categories
to add your categories.

Click On
Main menu-> Products -> Products
to add your hosting plans.

The Plan name must be the Package/Plan name as defined on your server.
If user WHM username is “alpuser” and you have a package in WHM called “alpuser_Plan1”
Then you have to set the Plan name (In AccountLab Plus) to “Plan1”

Note: While adding to AccountLab Plus the prefix of the WHM package name is not added. (i.e. only “Plan1” in where as the package name is “alpuser_Plan1”)
Server SSL (cpanel and directadmin only)

Only important if you are adding a cpanel or directadmin server with auto-create functionality. If you set this to SSL the application will connect to your cpanel/directadmin server to create accounts using SSL, much safer. However this will require PHP with CURL and OpenSSL built in, which is probably not standard in your PHP setup.

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