The sudden price increase has hampered the setup time of server orders. Until we sort out the charges and let the new user know about the extra charges, change prices in WHMCS.. a lot of work really.
I still fail to understand the exact reason of this hike! This hike can force some hosting companies to leave the business completely, pretty brutal.
Y'all crack me up. 10 cents per account and the sky is falling.
Raise the price of your packages by 10 cents.
As someone that has used cpanel since 2000, it's more than just a 10 cent hike. We had owned licenses which we spent quite a bit of money on, and those are now also no longer "owned". And a 10 cent increase affects credit card payments, marketing and other aspects too.
The part that is the big issue for many hosts is that it's retroactive. It's not that this change happens for all future accounts, it's happening to all accounts period.
So, with 7,000 accounts, and 100 servers, the price only goes up! Now, we were an NOC partner, so we got the licenses at $25/month. I have not seen any information regarding NOC pricing changes as of yet.
But lets do the math;
100 servers @ $25/month = $2,500
100 servers @ $45/month = $4,500 ($2,000 increase initially)
Some servers have 500+ accounts on them, so lets just say 500;
(100 accounts @ $45) + (400 x 0.20) = $125
SO, now, lets look at the breakdown;
10 servers w/ 500 users = $1,250/month
90 eCommerce servers @ $45 each = $4,050/month
Our bill, JUST TO cPanel, went from $2,500/month (30k/year) to $5,300/month ($63,600/year)
And what do we get for that? ZERO, no new features, no nothing, just a price increase over over $33k
So, yes, while you say it's only a 10 cent increase ($0.20/account), the actual cost is far greater.
Again, this doesn't even count the money we will be spending to redesign aspects of our sites, graphics, promotion, marketing and honoring past agreements with clients. This is not for FUTURE signups, this is for EXISTING signups.
It's not .10 per account, it's .20 if you buy directly from cPanel. If you buy from a reseller, it's whatever they charge you (and bet it won't be under .20)Y'all crack me up. 10 cents per account and the sky is falling.
I dare say cPanel will have placed a script within the software so they know how many accounts (active/nonactive) within your licenced server and charge accordingly.Thirdly, there are reseller accounts to consider. How do you propose that you start charging per account for those? HMM??!?!?!?!?!?
It certainly opens the door for another control panel to come in and make a name for themselves!
There was good alternative like Plesk with good UI but even it was bought by same company.
I would suggest to move cpanel based servers to plesk with cloudlinux , almost shared hosting compenies who are having sites in thousands moving to plesk which is also good and stable control panel , although this is not a good decision I have seen hundreds of customers moving from cpanel to cwp or plesk.
DA seems to be one of the big places everyone is headed toward. It certainly opens the door for another control panel to come in and make a name for themselves!