Fair way to charge for control panels / cloud platforms?
So, lately there's been a lot of changes in how software vendors (targeting the service provider / hosting scene) charge for their software. cPanel, Plesk, Solus IO ... At OnApp we've generally charged per CPU core, our aim was to build a transparent pricing methodology that made it easy for our partners to make OnApp part of their calculations.
When we started out CPU cores was the 'currency' that service providers used. Over the years that has become RAM, but other software vendors charge per VM, User or even websites...
Ignoring the $/unit question, ie. the cost per VM/Core/RamG/etc - just looking at the methodology, what do you think would be the fairest way? What would you prefer?
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