On Thursday 27 Jun 2019 cPanel announced new pricing and licensing structure. Previously the pricing model was set per server which they have now changed to per-account model. In a nutshell, previously a server with cPanel license can create any numbers of account but now, We will have to pay for each account created on a cPanel server.
cPanel is increasing their software price after two decades. The server hardware technology has evolved and they have also made better optimization on their software which allow a server to run multiple website. Because of this they are enforcing the price increase to us.
cPanel was acquired by Oakley Capital at the beginning of this year which own another web hosting control panel, Plesk. A price increase was expected but not the way cPanel announced last month. We have already contacted our account manager at cPanel and informed them about our displeasure regarding the new pricing. We hope cPanel will re-evaluate their new pricing structure which seems to have a very narrow chance!
As per cPanel’s new account based pricing structure, We the Hosting company have to pay them 17tk/month or 200tk/year for every cPanel account that is created on a server. If everything stays as per the recent cPanel announcement, We will have to adjust pricing. We do not expect a price adjustment for our shared or semi dedicated hosting packages meaning they will remain same. But for Reseller customer, We will have to adjust the pricing due to the fact cPanel will now charge us for each cPanel account a reseller creates or already have.
We can assure you that, from TetraHost, We will only charge the extra amount which is being charge with the cPanel’s new account based pricing structure. For example, if a reseller has 20 cPanel account under his/her reseller/WHM account, then We will have to charge the customer 20 x 200tk = 4000tk per year for this purpose. It can be charged monthly or yearly as per customers comfort.
We will have to adjust VPS and Dedicated server license prices as well. VPS and Dedicated Server customers are requested to contact us to find out about their new license price.
We are still reviewing the price increases and we will update our clients if there is something new from cPanel regarding their new pricing structure.
This new structure affects all existing customers and comes into effect from 1st September 2019.
We’re happy to advise you on what are the best next steps in dealing with this cPanel price increase. Our goal is to be your IT expert and helping you find the best option, specifically for you and your business. If you have any suggestions regarding this matter, you are Welcome to share them with us as well.