In August, cPanel, the most popular hosting control panel for Linux servers, announced a price increase to their clients which has caused a great deal of conversation in the industry. The majority of our customers, as well as employees, use cPanel.
A quick explanation of the situation: Currently, cPanel is licensed per server. With the new pricing structure, cPanel will license per cPanel account and per server, which results in a significant price increase, not only for us but for our customers.
cPanel’s announcement came as a shock to us, and this dramatic change has caught the entire hosting industry by surprise. While incremental price increases are expected from providers from time to time, this sudden and dramatic pricing increase has put businesses of all sizes in a difficult position.
Previously, the cPanel license cost $15, and the number of accounts on any server was unlimited. However, since September 1, 2019, the price of the license depends on the number of accounts on the server, regardless of which server you use.
Now the license for 100 accounts costs $45. Each additional account costs $0.5. Customers are charged the same amount for blocked accounts without any exceptions.
In order to negate the license price increase, Beehosting OÜ decided to increase the prices of cPanel hosting plans:
· The monthly cost of cPanel hosting services will be increased by €0.5;
· Quarterly cost of cPanel hosting services will be increased by €1.5;
· Semiannual cost of cPanel hosting services will be increased by €3;
· The annual cost of cPanel hosting services will be increased by €6.
cPanel price changes for Beehosting.pro customers due to this vendor rate increase will be effective on January 1, 2020.
Beehosting.pro support team