This post has been updated here: Update to Account-Based Pricing
Today, we announced a new pricing and licensing structure to our Partners, Distributors, and our cPanel Store customers. Our pricing and licensing will now be standardized for all of our customers, billed monthly and include multiple Tiers.
Why did cPanel implement account-based pricing?
When cPanel defined its original pricing structure, some twenty plus years ago, servers were not as powerful as they are today. Thanks to constant innovation in the hardware sector and optimization in our software, we can now run hundreds of websites on a single processor system. With this change, we align ourselves with this growing technology.
Our goal is to be as transparent as possible with our prices. We want to make it easier to become a cPanel customer. Additionally, it is important for us to provide licenses that target smaller instances, opening up a new revenue opportunity for our customers.
Historically, cPanel has based its services and pricing around a VPS or Dedicated license with unlimited cPanel Accounts. As the company has evolved, cPanel has added more development resources, more structure, and more brainpower that, in turn, makes it possible to take on an increasing number of development projects. Adjusting our prices will ensure that we can continue to invest in product development, thrive in an increasingly hostile security landscape, grow our customer ecosystem, and remain a leader in hosting automation.
How will account-based pricing affect me?
For cPanel Store customers: details on how this new structure impacts your account with cPanel can be found in today’s email. You can also find details in the Store Licensing Guide.
For Partners and Distributors: Please refer to the email from earlier with details about your new structure, and then reach out to your Account Manager for more details.