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 Name||Platform||Account Limit||Price unmanaged||Price Managed|
|cPanel® Admin Fixed||Cloud Only||5||€ 20||€ 10 Included in base server management fee|
|cPanel® Pro Fixed||Cloud Only||30||€ 30||€ 17.5|
|Premier Fixed 100||Cloud & Metal||100||€ 45||€ 30|
|Premier Fixed 125||Cloud & Metal||125||€ 50||€ 35|
|Premier Fixed 150||Cloud & Metal||150||€ 55||€ 40|
|Premier Fixed 175||Cloud & Metal||175||€ 60||€ 45|
|Premier Fixed 200||Cloud & Metal||200||€ 65||€ 50|
|Premier Fixed 225||Cloud & Metal||225||€ 70||€ 55|
|Premier Fixed 250||Cloud & Metal||250||€ 75||€ 60|
Most likely because Oakley Capital bought it.
This is unclear.
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.