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cPanel/WHM Licensing changes

cPanel/WHM Licensing changes

Update 23/07/19
Since this article was written cPanel have revised their licensing mode further, we will now be releasing our own updated pricing in early August, this new pricing will not take affect until October 2019.

You may be aware that cPanel recently announced a change to the way they license their control panel, from a  “per server” to a “per account” model.

You can read the full announcement here:
https://blog.cpanel.com/announcing-account-based-pricing/

How does the new pricing structure work?

If you have a virtual or dedicated server running cPanel/WHM then depending on the number of accounts your license will fall into one of four tiers:

License TypeNo. AccountsMonthly Cost
Admin (Virtual Servers Only) Up to 5 $20 USD
Pro (Virtual Servers Only) Up to 30$30 USD
Premier Up to 100 $45 USD
Premier + Bulk101+$45 USD for the first 100 accounts then an additional  $0.20 per account thereafter.

*The pricing above is based on the cPanel list price and should be used as a guide only. Our new pricing structure will be released shortly.

Up to 100 accounts your license will fall into one of the first three three licensing tiers, once you reach the 100 account cap all additional accounts are charged at an additional  rate of $0.20 each.

Example:

Dedicated server with 150 accounts

First 100 accounts: $45 (premier tier)
Additional 50 account: $10 (50 x $0.20)
Total monthly: $55

How is an account defined?

An account, often called a “cPanel user” or “cPanel account”, is an account that is used by an end user to log into the cPanel interface to manage their website or email. The root administrator or reseller typically creates these accounts. Accounts are listed within WHM under the list accounts menu item.

How do I check which how many account I have?

If you login to your WHM control panel and click list accounts this will provide a total number of accounts figure, you can then check this against the chart above. 

I resell hosting, do accounts created by my re-sellers count against my allocation?

Yes, accounts created by your resellers will count against your allocation.

Do DNS only and Email Only accounts count against my allocation?

Yes, all accounts regardless of type count against your allocation.

Do suspended/Inactive accounts count against my allocation?

Yes, all accounts no matter the type or status will count against your allocation so good house keeping is going to be essential for many clients.

Will you be offering other control panel options?

In short yes, we intend to widen our portfolio of control panel options as soon as possible.

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