cPanel has changed their license system and, because of their new system, raised their prices. The new prices only affect unmanaged and managed virtual servers. If you have a regular webhosting or reseller hosting plan, than you are not affected by this price change.

With the new cPanel licensing scheme, cPanel tries to make it easier to become a cPanel customer. “We want to make it easier to become a cPanel customer.”. Pure marketing of course, their cheapest license is more expensive than the unlimited license we had before, thus making it harder to become a customer. The new prices are no joke and can increase the license cost up to 6 times the original price.

New cPanel prices

cPanel® Plan NamePlatformAccount LimitPrice unmanagedPrice Managed
cPanel® Admin FixedCloud Only5€ 20€ 10 Included in base server management fee
cPanel® Pro FixedCloud Only30€ 30€ 17.5
Premier Fixed 100Cloud & Metal100€ 45€ 30
Premier Fixed 125Cloud & Metal125€ 50€ 35
Premier Fixed 150Cloud & Metal150€ 55€ 40
Premier Fixed 175Cloud & Metal175€ 60€ 45
Premier Fixed 200Cloud & Metal200€ 65€ 50
Premier Fixed 225Cloud & Metal225€ 70€ 55
Premier Fixed 250Cloud & Metal250€ 75€ 60


How are users counted?
All users in List Accounts are counted. Note: when you exceed the purchases limit the license will be upgraded to the next level automatically.
Why did cPanel increase the price?
Most likely because Oakley Capital bought it.
Will the new price add any value to cPanel?
This is unclear.
What do you think about it?
We don’t get the price increase. cPanel claim it should be easier to become a cPanel customer. It’s not. It’s worse. You even have to be careful not to add too many accounts since you may be forced to upgrade.

Can I switch to DirectAdmin?

Yes. Depending on the total accounts, you can save hundreds of euros per server annually. There is one catch: DirectAdmin has removed their lifetime licenses. We can’t buy those anymore, but still, it’s just € 4 or € 5,- per month.