cPanel License Price Hike and Alternatives
Posted by Edward N on 28 July 2019 04:51 PM
Alternatives to cpanel came recently due to Recent Price Hike in cPanel Licenses . Many people are in the verge of stopping the bussiness of hosting or looking for ways for cost cutting. Only hope which is widely accepted at the moment is to do the account migrations from cpanel to other control panel which is cheaper in cost. Here we will discuss the effects of this change and its alternatives as well.
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Lets just understand this price hike impact with the help of a example.
Suppose you are a hosting company who was having around 500 - 1000 channel accounts in one server under a VPS or a dedicated server. For the sake of our calculation I take the below assumptions.
Server Type : VPS
Paying such a huge amount for cpanel license for $1000 accounts will be a suicide and the rate of increase and no provision of having any unlimited license option.
All new license should go through this option and all old licenses will get some month’s buffer time.
So essentially the hosting owners are looking for alternatives.
What are the Alternatives to cPanel - To be Frank there is no exact alternatives with all features similar to cpanel and that is a truth. Main issue in this is all hosting business is concentrated on cPanel so far and all plans were based on those as well.
So changing those will be a major disruption and that has already started showing its repercussions.
If you are planning to stick with cPanel for atleast for some clients, who is ready to pay more, then I will suggest to Keep one server in Cpanel and all others in other control panel like Directadmin and also start offering VirtualMin based hosting as well so that those who just need to host website can also get affordable hosting.
The above will be my suggestion for all those who try to provide hosting at affordable rate.
So Alternatives ?
So most considered alternatives available in paid sections are
My Suggestion to those who are looking for alternatives is one and only Directadmin.
As a reference I will suggest you to take a look on the this Directadmin Forum Link
For Directadmin Installation , you can refer the other article written by me . Click here
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