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.
You can change your domain twice a year, surely if you are changing it more than that, then something is not right. It rings alarm bells if it keeps changing, but if you havent changed it before its free for you, and then all you have to do is wait another 6months before you can change it again. Very simple and very good practise from IP, to be perfect honest. It extra security for them and gives them as a company piece of mind.
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.