New cPanel licensing structure and impact on our Shared Hosting and Web Design pricing
As many are already aware, cPanel recently announced a change to the way they sell their licenses, from a “per server” to a “per account” model, which would turn overall licensing costs from hundreds of dollars into thousands of dollars once all existing licenses will be charged to this new model as of September 1, 2019.
To ensure we can continue to provide you with the same quality of service and a high level of technical support, we had to impose a pricing increase to all our Shared Hosting plans.
For a smooth transition and ease of understanding of the new pricing, we’ve streamlined the following questions and answers:
How does the new cPanel license structure work?
In a few words: any server which is hosting up to 100 cPanel accounts the license will fall into one of their first three licensing tiers, however, once the 100 cPanel accounts cap is reached, all additional cPanel accounts are charged at an additional rate each.
How does the new cPanel license structure affect us?
Based on the circumstances, cPanel has essentially forced our hand in the matter with a 300%+ price increase that directly affects us. Because of this, we had no other choice than to impose a service increase to our Shared Hosting plans and Web Design prices to ensure we can continue to provide the same level of service to our customers.
We will begin updating your pricing starting on August 30, 2019.
How is a cPanel account defined?
An account often called a “cPanel user” or “cPanel account” is a standalone account created in WHM that is used by an end-user to log into the cPanel interface to manage their website or email.
What would be the new Shared Hosting Pricing?
The shared hosting registration price and the renewal price will be increased by N1000 for Ice Age, Stone Age Packages and N2,000 for Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Machine Age Packages.
Ice Age Package: Registration Price: N2,000 Renewal will be N2,000.
Stone Age Package: Registration Price: N3,000 Renewal will be N3,000
Bronze Age Package: Registration Price: N7,000 Renewal will be N7,000
Iron Age Package: Registration Price: N9,000 Renewal will be N9,000
Machine Age Package: Registration Price: N12,000 Renewal will be N12,000
What will be the new price for Aided Service (Web Design Service)?
What this means for our aided service is that, the price will be increased by N2,000 upon your next renewal for the existing running service.
Blog Design and Hosting: Initial Price: N17,000 Renewal will be N17,000
Company Website Design and Hosting: Initial Price: N42,000 Renewal will be N22,000
Education/Religion Website Design and Hosting: Initial Price: N82,000 Renewal will be N32,000
Online Shop/Forum/Social Website Design and Hosting: Initial Price: N125,000 Renewal will be N55,000
At this time, we do not have a replacement for cPanel as we do not feel there is a suitable alternative control panel available at the moment. We will, however, be testing various options for the future.
We thank you for your time in reading this blog post and for your understanding of the situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with our Support team!
Sunday A. James
Project Manager, Sunmesan WebHost