On Jun 27th, 2019 cPanel announced their new pricing and licensing structure for the entire Web/Cloud Hosting community. Detailed below are some of the key changes that you need to be aware of as pricing for your cPanel/WHM license will be impacted.
Rebranding VPS and Dedicated License Types
cPanel® is evolving their packaging names to align with industry terms. VPS is now Cloud and Dedicated is now Metal. The package name changes go into effect immediately.
Per Account Licensing Model
As announced in late June, cPanel® is adjusting its licensing model to be on a per-account basis. The new model allows you to purchase blocks of accounts (1, 5, 30, etc.) For clarity, the definition of an account is an account listed in cPanel® & WHM, not a domain name. This licensing structure change goes into effect on September 1st, 2019.
Account-based Licensing Model
There is a hard account limit per licensing plan, as follows:
|cPanel® Plan Name||Platform||Account Limit||Total|
||Cloud Only||1 Account||$20
|cPanel® Admin||Cloud Only||Up to 5 Accounts||$25|
|cPanel® Pro||Cloud Only||Up to 30 Accounts||$35|
|cPanel® Premier 100||Cloud & Metal||Up to 100 Accounts||$50|
What Happens to My Existing cPanel® Licenses?
For customers with existing monthly licenses, we will transition those licenses to the new licensing model in early September 2019. We will select the new fixed license tier that fits your usage at the time of the conversion. For example, if you have a Cloud/VPS server with 3 accounts, it will be converted to a cPanel® Admin plan at $25.00/month. Customers who have Metal/Dedicated servers will be migrated to the cPanel® Premier plan at $50.00/month. If you need to host more than 100 accounts, please contact us for further information on pricing.
Conversion of Quarterly, Semi-Annual, Annual and Multi-Year Licenses
With the new per account licensing structure, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and multi-year licenses are no longer available. All new licenses are on a month to month basis.
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