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cPanel Jacks Up Prices 10% Across the Board

Tags: , , , Date/Time: September 28, 2021 @ 6:39 pm, by raindog308

Greed
Industry villain cPanel announced today that they are jacking up prices, effective January 1, 2022.  In an announcement sent to their customers, they said:

“Here at cPanel, we are passionate about providing the most reliable and intuitive website and server management platform on the market. In our continued efforts to increase performance, scalability, support, usability, and UI modernization, we are contacting you today to notify you of a pricing adjustment that will take effect January 1, 2022.”

Prices of products appear to be increasing by 10% across the board:

  • Admin: from $13.50 to $15.00
  • Pro: from $19.00 to $21.00
  • Plus: from $27.00 to $30.00

Etcetera.  There is more analysis on LowEndTalk.

Concerned as a business owner?  Don’t worry – cPanel has the answer!   From their FAQ:

My small shared hosting business is no longer cost-effective, what should I do?

As a business owner, you have several avenues available to you with regard to how to manage this price adjustment. Some of the options available include passing the cost directly on to the end-users by increasing prices, leveraging creative marketing ideas to create fair use policies, and offering value-adding upsells to customers to increase revenue.  Or it may be in your best interest to migrate your systems to DirectAdmin, which is a saner choice in 2021 for anyone running a shared hosting business.

Just kidding.  I added that last sentence.  But it’s the right answer.

I'm Andrew, techno polymath and long-time LowEndTalk community Moderator. My technical interests include all things Unix, perl, python, shell scripting, and relational database systems. I enjoy writing technical articles here on LowEndBox to help people get more out of their VPSes.

6 Comments

  1. Garfield:

    Oh great just part of the plan, wait until cPanel merges with Chinese Litespeed and then Cloud Linux and solidifies the shared hosting monopoly……

    September 28, 2021 @ 7:27 pm | Reply
  2. Susan:

    Thank goodness there are alternatives. Use advertiser here that uses cPanel, but other than that totally cpanel free and happy as hell.

    Try CWP and give cPanel the finger.

    September 28, 2021 @ 9:22 pm | Reply
  3. Thanks for sharing this useful information with us .I am looking for this from a long time and I really very happy to say That I also deals with this service.

    September 29, 2021 @ 2:36 am | Reply
  4. viqas:

    Use apisCP, it has a web panel and has a slew of APIs built in that can be used to manage sites. Licenses are as low as 30 bucks per year.

    September 29, 2021 @ 8:47 am | Reply
  5. Rich:

    Are they seriously trying to drive everyone away? No shock that they were bought out by some VC trolls. If putting up the price drove customers away, wtf do they think doing it again will do.

    I switched to cwp pro for about $10 a year. Does everything I need, although I’m not selling hosting.

    October 2, 2021 @ 10:24 pm | Reply
    • cPanel knows their customers are very sticky and that the vast, vast, majority will not gripe over a modest increase — even though the are quite frequent now.

      October 5, 2021 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

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