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cPanel Price Increase Solutions!

resellermaster

New member
I try to listen a lot more than I talk, especially when it comes to my web hosting concern. In my previous thread that addressed concerns about cPanel price increase, everyone had fantastic ideas and I have gleaned a lot from this.

As much as I like CWP, my techs and I have not used this in production yet. My own network of servers that uses cPanel is migrating to Plesk which for us still costs less than what cPanel used to cost. Granted, it does not have all the bells and whistles. And the server costs in the data center I use is the same as if I installed any of the other free server management solutions.

One of the best bits of advice is offering our customers their choice in server management solutions. To me that's a prize winner. So I am upgrading my entire network of servers, simply put. And at this point, even though I don't want to sound blatantly honest, I'm going to be. With the price my upstream provider quoted me for cPanel when it cost increases, cPanel is fired at this point and will be removed from my entire network in less than two weeks.

Okay, here's where the rubber meets the road. These companies that have developed for many years try to make people dependent on them. To be blatantly honest again, I'm not one of them and I am certain I will lose no hosting customers whatsoever because I have already filled them in.

And even though I like WHMCS, they don't have a sure foot hold on my servers any longer either.

Where's the beef? I'll tell you where it is. And it's NOT in the bowl of soup any more. There are a lot of companies right now who want to get a foot hold in the web hosting scenario and they are willing to either do free, or very low cost. Now, I never chose to build my company to the high end. I just hate top heavy and I always handle all the sales and support myself. I know the value in that. So in my company I kiss nobody's tail because they think they are a host shot. I do serve my clients extremely well and any time I have to move servers or make an entire network change, I educate my customers extremely well.


If I had to rebuild my company from the ground up because of some software vendor thinking they have a foot hold on my company, they will deal with their nose bouncing off the pavement on short notice. I kid you not. I'm a professional writer, and not to boast, it's just something that comes natural to me. So if I have to rewrite countless pages and rebuild everything I do, I'll be on it 24/7.

When these companies who try to dominate the market do this, they get absolutely no where with me. Even before cPanel's price increase I already began adding servers to my network, backing up every single domain I host and working on migrating my entire network. At least one major vendor is fired now from my company, and a second major one is next and I guarantee you, my company will operate better than ever because of this. I love the challenge because I improve every time and over the years when this has happened, yes, I panic a bit, but only for one evening. The very next morning I wake up with a new perspective and go at things with heightened and thankful that every ugly beast in this market eventually shows themselves.

My clients are more important to me and I have already assured them that whatever happens next, I am working feverishly to give them a choice not only in what they want, but in what they pay for their hosting.

When the big companies rise up, I fire them and my own company continues to flourish. So this is what I am sharing with you, don't let this stuff bug you, take your coat off, roll up your sleeves, work harder and learn to type very phast!
 
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ughosting

HD Community Advisor
Staff member
I don't want to dig up the same the discussions over and over, but Plesk is owned by the same people as cPanel, so given what cPanel did under their orders, should the "opportunity" arise they could do the same to plesk.

I'm not advertising DirectAdmin, but since the cPanel incident, they have come a long way, I would definitely give them a look.
DirectAdmin is supported by CloudLinux, Softaculous, etc.

They have very good support community and I can tell you from experience, it's very easy to extend.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
I don't want to dig up the same the discussions over and over, but Plesk is owned by the same people as cPanel, so given what cPanel did under their orders, should the "opportunity" arise they could do the same to plesk.

I'm not advertising DirectAdmin, but since the cPanel incident, they have come a long way, I would definitely give them a look.
DirectAdmin is supported by CloudLinux, Softaculous, etc.

They have very good support community and I can tell you from experience, it's very easy to extend.
yes i agree and if people dont understand that the way cPanel are running their prices now is exactly the same way Pleask have operated theirs for years.
 

FaveHosting

Member
The main reason for the cPanel price increase is because of their loan. I think they promised to pay it in 5 years this is why they need to increase their prices or they will fail to pay it in time. They don't have this problem with plesk so they should'nt increase plesk price.
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
The main reason for the cPanel price increase is because of their loan. I think they promised to pay it in 5 years this is why they need to increase their prices or they will fail to pay it in time. They don't have this problem with plesk so they should'nt increase plesk price.
But is not so much cPanel increasing their prices. its the fact they have staged licences like plesk.

Just think as soon as Oakley Capital bought out cPanel (who also owns WHMCS), they changed the licencing of WHMCS to staged licences, then they moved onto cPanel staged licencing.
The same way of licencing Plesk has used for years., so i dont think it is anything about a loan, it is bringing all their brands onto same licencing system.
would not surprise me that eventually they will rebrand everything under 1 name.
 
Migration of cPanel to Plesk is a good idea, I am not advertising with other control panel but I just suggest you try another control panel that easy to operate by the client,

WHMCS - that is always good but some companies using the alternative
 

easyhostmedia

Well-known member
Migration of cPanel to Plesk is a good idea, I am not advertising with other control panel but I just suggest you try another control panel that easy to operate by the client,

WHMCS - that is always good but some companies using the alternative
you are aware both cPanel and Plesk are 100% owned by Oakley Capital and the licence/payment structure is exactly the same for both
 
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