Following the acquisition of cPanel by Oakley Capital several months ago, cPanel have announced a bombshell to all its loyal customers with the announcement of what appears to be an unsustainable price hike.
Effective from Thursday June 27th, 2019 cPanel will no longer offer yearly or multi-year cPanel licenses but will be charging on a per user type pricing model, this announcement has caused a massive upheaval within the industry.
Some hosting providers are anticipating an 800% + cost base price increase following the change to the cPanel licencing model and pricing structure.
In concert with our partners we are reviewing our options and planning a long-term solution which will have minimal impact on our Web Hosting Clients, whilst nothing has been set in stone, at this stage we are envisaging two potential options:-
- Migration to an alternative control panel, without incurring any additional costs or changes to price plans; or
- Continue to use cPanel as a ‘premium’ solution, which could incur a slight additional charge per user account.
At this stage no immediate changes will be taking place, as and when we have reached the position of being able to have full transparency as to the best way forward for both our Web Hosting Clients and our Business we will communicate this directly with our Clients, our hosting packages for any new accounts will be updated to reflect any changes at that time.