I have just had a custom upgrade his hosting, and its just gave him a full upgrade for free but updated the renewal price to reflect the upgrade, problem is my base price is £0.00 + £3.79 renewal on top.
but nexus has this option only:
If set to yes, when a user upgrades to this package they will be charged the difference in the base price between the two packages. If no, users can upgrade without being charged and will just be billed under the new packages renewal terms.
But this needs to be rectified if we want upgrading to be done correctly. Otherwise prices will always be massively out, and if they say got a yearly renewal they could get 11 months for free.
As I have noticed, i think we need more integration with more API Reseller products.
E.g. Godaddy allows API Reseller Products, such as Domains, i know we have Enom but not all of us will want the same suppliers, as some other suppliers are cheaper.
We also need a function so we can sell say VPS or Dedicated Servers.
As currently we have only really got access to sell shared hosting, It be good to have the access, so we can automate alot more of our services. e.g Heart internet VPS Reseller is API controlled.
Also i know alot of people have been asking for API Control for Game Panels so they can sell game servers, quick and easily without having to set them up themselves.
Or have a Easy API integration feature so we can easily integrate other API features.
The more that is automated, the easier the system will become to maintain and also allow quick and flawless setups.
Still one of the best methods to get a board looking active and too attract people in, also sharing these conversations on Social Media is a good way to bring attention to your "Fake" Talking and get people interested in join, if it attracts them enough.
Another way you can incise people in is using a paid way, by using PostLoop which basically pays people small amounts to come into your forum and make constructive posts and topics. It can be very good to get activity going but could cost you alot in the long run, if it takes along time to get "Real" members to join up.
Are you saying you want individual permissions for each user depending on there needs and subscriptions?
Or are you saying: You would like subscriptions to give permissions to certain areas regardless to whos in the group, if you sign up for it thats what you get?
If its the latter, if you just make your main/default subscription, then tell the subscription to move them into a members group with forum permissions to the requested area, and allow upgrades to other subscriptions if they want to, then set it to move them to "Secondary Groups" which will then allow them to have access to other areas as they purchase them.
Who is your host, as they may have not allowed user php.ini overrides. Seen this done before. Also can you attach your php.ini config to see if your maybe inputting it wrong and your php.ini can't read it correctly.
Also is this your own server? Shared hosting, may have been mentioned but may have missed it.
@Colin S. - Agreed, the RMA system would be excellent, with the ability to use it integrated with shipping or where it can be maintained by the admin themselves.
I'm glad people can also see these being very good ideas.
Also i thought as well, if we could integrate this with account credit or payouts, this could also be a way of tying them together, so e.g. User sends RMA and requests the funds to go into his account online, it could be sent through the RMA system, using say a different code .... RMA00001RFC (RFC = Refund Credit) for example, and once the RMA'ed item is returned and approved, the system releases the money and reports it, either it be to their bank account or user credit on the forums itself.
Also the RMA system needs to have the ability to refund the price of the item and with or without the delivery cost, as some companies i know, don't always refund the shipping costs, if the extra feature is there, at least people can decided then, instead of being tidied down to one option.