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Oakley Capital Can't Wait 12 Months, Jacks Up cPanel Prices 2nd Time This Year

Oakley Capital cPanelIn case you hadn’t heard, cPanel is back for its annual price increase.  This time it isn’t even a year.  The last increase was effective January 1, 2022.  This latest price increase hits December 16, 2022.

First, let’s look at the price changes for cPanel Partners, aka “noc” customers which are typically hosting providers who resell the cPanel family of software:

NOC Partner Pricing:

Product2021 PriceEarly 2022 PriceLate 2022 Price

For those keeping count, that’s a 21-24% increase across the board in less than two years.  There’s inflation, but I mean, c’mon. You can bet that hosting providers will be passing those increases down to their end users quickly.

Additionally, the price for end users, who rent cPanel software directly from the cPanel website, is going up by as much as 12% from the early 2022 pricing:

Direct Pricing:

ProductEarly 2022 PriceLate 2022 Price

Accompanying this announcement was a sort of a “we love you in a prison love sense” explanation:

We understand the material impact that these changes have on your business. We are continually researching to determine ways in which we can strengthen our partnership while also helping you grow your business.

Awwww 🥰 We love you too, OC 😘!  What are these ways?

One of these initiatives is the introduction of an incentive program. To be among the first to know about this program, click here to sign up and stay informed.

Ah, well.  The fruit of this furious research is an opportunity to sign up for a program that hasn’t been launched and may be announced at some point in the future. ❤️‍🩹



  1. Susan:

    they can keep their CP. lots of very good free and cheaper alternatives on the market :)

    September 29, 2022 @ 12:18 am | Reply
  2. SUsan:

    Hi Jon.

    My goto used to be CWP (https://control-webpanel.com/) but it kind of got screwy on me when trying to use different PHP versions. Some type of bug and it you could easily kill all your sites by simply changing just one. These issues were not isolated to one server, it happened on all mine and I have many. Was a big headache. Support just ignores these issues.

    I use aaPanel on some VPS and happy with it. Only huge drawback is you cannot use MariaDB and using any extra IP’s is a little hard.

    As of lately I have been really liking CyberPanel. Man, it works great and is smooth. Only drawback is it is not simple to use multiple IP’s. Upon install it picks up the main IP and you have to jump through loops to add any extra ones. If you use CyberPanel and want to use WordPress, highly recommend using the “LiteSpeed Cache” plugin ;) Another note, unless you are a “paying” customer you are on your own and forum is only route.

    I have to be honest. My husband is the brains behind our server configurations, I know just enough to be dangerous:)

    September 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am | Reply
    • Thanks for sharing, Susan. We plan to do an article about alternatives to cPanel which is why I asked!

      September 30, 2022 @ 8:02 am | Reply
  3. Susan:

    You bet Jon.

    Don’t get me wrong, cPanel is the best but I refuse to be held hostage. cPanel has many locked in and can charge what they want. I do not like bullies :)

    September 30, 2022 @ 10:01 am | Reply

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