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New cPanel Licensing and Pricing Structure - thoughts?
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New cPanel Licensing and Pricing Structure - thoughts?

unusedunused Member
edited February 2020 in General

Introducing Account Based Pricing

The hosting industry has changed a lot in the last 20 years, and has long out-grown the licensing and pricing structure that we have used at cPanel. Effective immediately, cPanel's license structure and the way we price our products is changing. Our pricing and licensing structure will now be standardized for all of our customers and include multiple Tiers. This new structure defines the price of each license based on the number of Accounts hosted on the server, reflecting the value received by the owner; now, customers pay for only what they use. On September 1st, 2019, we will introduce Auto-Scaling Packages, Fixed Packages, and transition all existing monthly licenses to the new account based pricing and licensing structure.

Which prices are changing?
We are adjusting the prices of all cPanel licenses sold to our Partners, Distributors, and cPanel Store Customers.

FAQ: https://forums.cpanel.net/pages/partners/

Partners preview your new pricing on Manage2: https://manage2.cpanel.net/invoice.cgi

WHT thread - only linked because cPanel has responded to some there, proceed with caution.

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  • georgedatacentergeorgedatacenter Member, Provider

    Is that a message from cpanel?

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member
    edited June 2019

    unused said: Effective immediately,

    Nice....

    unused said: reflecting the value received by the owner

    wow....

    They are charging a minimum of $0.20c per month per account by the look of it and that includes your resellers accounts.

    bye bye cPanel, it was good while it lasted.

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  • Host4GeeksHost4Geeks Member, Provider

    2 Sentences.

    I am not surprised, expect more of these coming from Plesk, SolusVM and WHMCS since they are all under the umbrella.

    Shameful of the way they implemented it.

    The email said, " We aim to simplify the process of adding new servers, make it easier to become a cPanel customer, and provide value to a broader group of users."

    Simple, my a**!

  • vovlervovler Member

    Bulk Account pricing starts at the 101st cPanel Account at the cPanel Store price of twenty cents per additional cPanel Account

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  • smallbibismallbibi Member
    edited June 2019

    Oh boy... What's going to happen to all the cheap shared/reseller plans? They are charging $45 monthly for the first 100 cpanel accounts, and $0.20 for each additional account.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member
    edited June 2019

    smallbibi said: Oh boy... What's going to happen to all the cheap shared/reseller plans? They are charging $45 monthly for the first 100 cpanel accounts, and $0.20 for each additional account.

    They are going to stop using cPanel.

    Think of the $2 p/month reseller plans you see, if those resellers have more than 10 accounts it is going to start COSTING the host money to have them as cpanel plan to count resellers customers accounts too.

    the 0 notice is the most insane part.

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  • deankdeank Member, Troll
    edited June 2019

    This is anything but simple.

    And who gives zero grace period? I petition to rename common sense to rare sense.

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  • BlaZeBlaZe Member, Provider

    ggwp cPanel

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  • SmallWebSmallWeb Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    Either just killed the majority of their market or they've gone full Apple and this will be the life now. I have been fucking with Direct Admin recently though, might kick it up a notch.

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  • Mic-hael said: Either just killed the majority of their market or they've gone full Apple and this will be the life now.

    People will just switch to plesk.... oh wait!

    This way of introducing it is a complete joke.

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  • AlwaysSkintAlwaysSkint Member
    edited June 2019

    This is not good for lowend, lowcost hosting providers such as myself, unless per cPanel Accounts are extremely cheap. Think in the order of 12 customers per server.
    I saw the 20c starting price but read that was for bulk scale Accounts of 200+?
    Did anyone else notice the published date at the bottom of the announcement and how few had read it, until this thread?

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  • HostEONSHostEONS Member, Provider

    Hope some good alternative comes out or we need to stop offering cheap cPanel hosting or may be just switch to some other panel like Direct Admin

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  • AlwaysSkint said: This is not good for lowend, lowcost hosting providers such as myself, unless per cPanel Accounts are extremely cheap. Think in the order of 12 customers per server.

    Hosting generally has gotten really cheap, I guess direct admin are having a party right now.

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  • LampardLampard Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    I think that its time to look for alternatives.

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  • SmallWebSmallWeb Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    @AnthonySmith said:

    Mic-hael said: Either just killed the majority of their market or they've gone full Apple and this will be the life now.

    People will just switch to plesk.... oh wait!

    This way of introducing it is a complete joke.

    What does this mean for those reseller plans you hinted at coming soon?

    HostEONS said: may be just switch to some other panel like Direct Admin

    The question comes up about the customer's experience though. If someone buys a service specifically for cPanel, why are they going to stay if they're force migrated to another panel?

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  • jhjh Member
    edited June 2019

    Remind me of when the UK Gov tried to sell the VAT hike from 17.5% to 20% on the basis it would make calculations simpler.. Hahaha

  • If anyone finds the pricing model, do please share. Less than three months to switch panels, persuading clients or foot the bill regardless. :-/

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  • georgedatacentergeorgedatacenter Member, Provider

    https://cpanel.net/pricing/

    Is this going to apply right now?

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  • What will happen with legacy licences. Will they be moved to the new pricing structure?

  • HostEONSHostEONS Member, Provider

    @Mic-hael said:

    HostEONS said: may be just switch to some other panel like Direct Admin

    The question comes up about the customer's experience though. If someone buys a service specifically for cPanel, why are they going to stay if they're force migrated to another panel?

    Either we need to increase the pricing or switch to another panel, they want us to pay $30 for upto 30 accounts per month i.e. $1 per account and if a provider is selling hosting for $1 per month or cheaper, then that business model is not sustainable anymore, hence time to change

    https://cpanel.net/pricing/

    Lets see what final price etc... comes out

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  • AlwaysSkintAlwaysSkint Member
    edited June 2019

    That's an outrageous amount!
    My take: they lost the revenue stream from the ludicrously priced dedicated server market due to improved virtualisation and better density with VPS. Cheaper to run say proxmox on a dedi, then pay for cPanel VPS licenses.

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  • /crap

    Nothing for the moment

  • Mic-hael said: What does this mean for those reseller plans you hinted at coming soon?

    They are not going to happen.

    I think some lifetime licenses from back in 2012 still exist, they will become pretty valuable now :)

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  • HostEONSHostEONS Member, Provider
    edited June 2019

    I think we will see something similar even with SolusVM soon iirc solusVM and cPanel are now owned by same parent company ?

    May be time to even find a good SolusVM alternative

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  • georgedatacentergeorgedatacenter Member, Provider

    more info:

    https://cpanel.net/wp-content/themes/cPbase/assets/downloads/cP_Store_Licensing_Guide.pdf

    either hosting prices are increased or you switch to directadmin

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Member
    edited June 2019

    HostEONS said: I think we will see something similar even with SolusVM soon iirc solusVM and cPanel are now owned by same parent company ?

    May be time to even find a good SolusVM alternative

    I dont think they would dare, virtualizor is to close to solusvm in terms of features and has an auto migration method already, if solusvm did this they would likely loose about 80% of their customers overnight.

    If plesk buy virtualizor though..... then it might be time to worry.

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  • FoulFoul Member

    georgedatacenter said: either hosting prices are increased or you switch to directadmin

    Pretty much, but also what @AnthonySmith grabbed at is the Lifetime licenses.

    They do still exist, and just shot up in value because of this.

    Just going to say that this is a sudden move from cPanel with no notice.

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    Well, every cheap CPanel hosting is now dead, neat.
    Good job suckers.

  • deankdeank Member, Troll
    edited June 2019

    The end of many lowend hosts is nigh.

    Hmm, on second thought, this might kill PSK hosting.

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