The lightning price hike of cPanel rates have shaken the whole web hosting community including webhosts and the users. cPanel is undoubtedly an important component to be used for web hosting solutions. With its latest upgrades, it has become more user friendly and added with enhanced features.
Many cPanel users were using it happily with 11$ cost per license for each server until the cPanel people changed its prices. Not a small but a subsequent difference of 1000% increase. Shocked? Everyone is right now. Now cPanel will not be costing you just for each server but for each account hosted in it.
For Example, if you’re using a server with cPanel to host 1000 accounts, then –
For first 100 accounts – 32$
After 100 accounts each account will cost 0.10$ i.e. – 0.10$ for other 900 accounts.
This shows that with every new account added, cPanel will cost you around 0.10$ extra. This increases the overall costs of owning a server with cPanel from 11$ for each server to 121$ with 1000 accounts to be managed in each server.
Though for the first 5 accounts, the price will be same of 20$/month, but prices for having more than 5 accounts is considerably higher than cPanel partner pricing with 30$/month for 30 accounts and 45$/month for 100 accounts. Though cPanel partner pricing is lower than the general pricing where first 5 accounts are for 12.50$/month, 30 accounts for 17.50$/month and 32$/month for 100 accounts.
After these first 100 accounts, general pricing for each additional account is 0.20$/ month per account and for cPanel partners 0.10$/month per account.
The major impact has been onto the web hosting community comprising of all the web hosting users and webhosting dealers as well. cPanel has been their go to software for managing their accounts and websites. An increase in price creates greater chances of users getting diverted to its fellow alternative (DirectAdmin, InterWorx, VestaCP, Virtualmin).
You could stay connected with cPanel if you’re looking quality wise and features as it offers some brilliant user-friendly features with minimal risk of any data loss. It also reduces downtime and requires less assistance of customer support.
You know I just found a coincidence with cPanel and Plesk as Oakley acquired Plesk in May 2017 and then the price hike seen was blistering. WHMCS prices were also hiked in August 2017 and now they acquired cPanel in August 2018, and we’re seeing this shocking price rise.
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