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Shared Hosting for Under $10/Year with cPanel?! Is it Possible in 2022?

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In 2019, cPanel announced their new licensing pricing structure to be based on a per-account basis, versus a flat rate per server. This broke controversy on the Internet, because for dozens of years, hosting providers and consumers were accustomed to paying a flat rate to license an entire server, with the ability to create an unlimited number of accounts on that server. After 2019, cPanel would not only charge a base rate per server, but charge per account.

And since 2019, cPanel has announced multiple price increases, annually. The latest one being announced in September of 2022. Consumers on the other hand, don’t want to know of *your* business problems, instead want solutions to theirs.

We’ve seen a decrease of providers offering cPanel based hosting solutions as a result of these price increases, with some seeking free control panel alternatives, or more cost-effective options such as DirectAdmin. What some businesses may have forgotten about is the years of deployment that consumers are accustomed to, that being cPanel, familaitiy of a product and minimal change is always desired. This is where cPanel shines today on top of their features, and proven platform.

On top of cPanel licensing prices, hosting providers need to pay monthly expenses for other licenses to make shared hosting a complete solution, such as CloudLinux, Litespeed, Softaculous, website builders, and more. Consumers don’t want to absorb this, they are looking for an all in one solution that is the best bang for their buck. Who doesn’t want cheap shared hosting, or should I say cheap cPanel webhosting?

cPanel is still the leading control panel in terms of popularity and usability. We can bash their pricing structure all day long, but it doesn’t change the fact that some end users simply don’t care, and want to use cPanel because its what they have been using and know how to use.

There is one particular provider that is active here on LowEndBox and LowEndTalk, who still shines in offering cPanel based shared hosting solutions, with an excellent reputation for their services. Despite cPanel’s price increases, RackNerd has stated multiple times their stance, which is that they have no plans to transition away from cPanel offerings for the reasons I mentioned above – i.e. the alternative control panel market space is very limited/small, and end-users simply want the best experience, and cPanel provides the end-user with a familiar UI and interface they already know how to use. And because RackNerd offers reseller hosting services too, by providing cPanel/WHM to their resellers, it enables RackNerd’s resellers to be successful and capture larger market share. So what RackNerd has done is simply adapted with the market by offering new plans as the market evolves, and today they have unheard, very attractive priced offerings that are feature rich! Did I forget to mention that RackNerd is also a certified cPanel partner – which means their employees are well trained and versed? You can view that post we featured right here on LowEndBox here.

Let’s take a look at what they are offering on their latest Black Friday deals:


  • 50 GB SSD Disk Space
  • 4 TB Monthly Transfer
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Host 2 Domains
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • CloudLinux Optimized
  • Softaculous Script Installer
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • Free Offsite Daily Backups (JetBackup + Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage)
  • Security Powered by cpGuard
  • Free Clientexec License
  • Available in Multiple Locations (US, EU, Asia)
  • $9.49/Year

That’s right, for just $9.49 per year, which is just 79 cents per month, you can get a shared hosting account powered by the cPanel control panel. That’s a heck of a deal, compared to getting a server on your own, licensing cPanel, and licensing all the bells and whistles that come along with it.

Here’s what I mean – we’ll break down what’s included licensing wise:

  • cPanel Control Panel ($60/Month value)
  • cpGuard Security ($11/Month value)
  • CloudLinux ($15/Month value)
  • LiteSpeed Web Server ($36/Month value)
  • JetBackup ($6/Month value)
  • Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage ($6/Month value)
  • Clientexec License ($12/Month value)

If you were to try and go out and do it on your own, you’d be spending a minimum of $146/Month in software licensing alone. That’s $1752/Year alone in software licensing, not to mention, the monthly server costs, which can vary depending on the specs you choose to deploy your server with. What is the percentage difference between $1752/Year and $9.49/Year? That’s over a 99.94% percentage difference! That’s right, for less than 1% of the cost, you can get a shared hosting account from RackNerd that allows you to benefit from all of the above software features, for only $9.49 per year. Seriously, let’s take a moment to appreciate that for a moment, that’s a heck of a value you’re getting out of RackNerd. 

At the time I am writing this, RackNerd’s Black Friday deals are still live. You can view all of their plans by clicking HERE. After going on the page, click on “Shared Hosting” or “Reseller Hosting” on the top to view all of their shared/reseller hosting plans which are powered by the cPanel control panel.



  1. Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I’d love to learn more about this area. Would you mind updating your blog post with additional insights? It will be really helpful for all of us.

    December 20, 2022 @ 5:29 am | Reply
  2. laura:


    February 13, 2023 @ 2:03 am | Reply

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