cPanel has shaken the web hosting community with its recent price rise announcement. They have changed its pricing model from a per server pricing to a per account model.
So if you’re a cPanel partner and were paying $11 per cPanel license for each server and running 1,000 websites, you’ll now have to pay $122. That’s approximately 1000% price rise!
According to cPanel’s new pricing, here’s the breakup for 1000 websites :
- $32 for 100 accounts
- $0.1 each for 900 accounts
The “Not So Acceptable” New Pricing
The pricing is different depending upon the number of accounts. The price for the end user is comparatively higher than the cPanel partners.
New General Pricing
- For 5 accounts – $20/month
- For 30 accounts – $30/month
- For 100 accounts – $45/month + $0.20 for each additional account
You can find more information about the latest pricing here.
New cPanel Partner Pricing
- For 5 accounts – $12.50/month
- For 30 accounts – $17.50/month
- For 100 accounts – $32/month + $0.10 for each additional account
We are continuing to evaluate but significant changes are in the works for all companies providing web and reseller hosting services unless cPanel decide to backtrack their decision.
If we continue using cPanel, pricing increases are inevitable for all new orders and existing customers in order to cover licensing costs, atleast for the clients who wish to continue using cpanel.
Web Hosting packages are likely to see an increase of around $3 – $15 per year/month, whilst reseller hosting packages are likely to see this sort of increase to their pricing per month.
Additionally, reseller packages will no longer offer unlimited cPanel accounts and will instead have limits for the number of accounts that can be created, with the option to purchase more accounts an option. cPanel are going to charge an additional $0.20 (£0.16) per cPanel account created on our servers, and this is why this change would have to be made.
Over the years, people have relied on cPanel for managing their sites.
cPanel’s popularity is because of its integration with Softaculous, LiteSpeed, PHP Selector, JetBackup, CageFS, CloudLinux, Imunify360, and much more. This has helped cPanel become faster, reliable, secure, and feature-rich.
This price increase seems to be a nonstrategic roll out and cPanel has faced major backlash from the web-hosting community!
We will Keep You updated with more on this.