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cPanel Licensing Changes Coming November 1

August 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM

cPanel Inc. has announced that, beginning in November 2019, all cPanel/WHM licenses are being converted to a new per-account licensing model. The change applies to all cPanel/WHM license types and is a forced change to all cPanel partners (including us). Accordingly, we must adjust our VPS & Dedicated cPanel/WHM licensing pricing and our Reseller Hosting packages to reflect the new cPanel/WHM licensing options and pricing. The bullet points below outline the important details for all cPanel/WHM licenses which will take effect on November 1, as well as required adjustments for all Reseller Hosting packages. Shared hosting services will retain current pricing with no changes.

Note: This announcement originally indicated these changes were coming in September. These changes will instead be implemented by November 1.

Reseller Hosting:

  • All reseller customers will need to convert to our new reseller hosting packages (the same as the currently available packages on our site) on November 1, 2019. Resellers hosting a high number of accounts will have the option to add additional account licenses for $5/month per 25 accounts (additional options are available and will be outlined in an email to follow this announcement).
  • All reseller packages will no longer include a free WHMCS or ClientExec license. These licenses will need to be renewed/purchased at their normal rates beginning on November 1, 2019. This allows us to continue offering reseller hosting at the rates posted on our site and customers who are not using the license will not be affected by the cPanel/WHM licensing changes.

VPS Hosting:

  • All VPS cPanel/WHM licenses will be switched over to support the new licensing model on November 1, 2019. VPS packages which previously included a free cPanel/WHM license will receive a credit of $10/month towards their preferred cPanel license. Current cPanel/WHM licenses will be converted to the base cPanel/WHM 5 account license for $15/month, where possible. Additional licensing options are available for 30 accounts ($20/month), 100 accounts ($35/month), and from there additional accounts are $5/month per 50 accounts.

Dedicated Servers:

  • All dedicated server cPanel/WHM licenses will be switched over to support the new licensing model on November 1, 2019. Dedicated packages which previously included a free cPanel/WHM license will now receive the base dedicated cPanel/WHM license supporting 100 accounts. Current cPanel/WHM licenses will be converted to the new rate of $35/month for 100 accounts. Additional accounts can be added to the license for $5/month per 50 accounts.

cPanel Alternatives

We are happy to help with considerations for control panel alternatives if you wish to avoid the cPanel/WHM licensing changes, but we should advise such changes can take a long time to implement and will need to be scheduled accordingly. If you are considering such a change, you should contact us as soon as possible.

Additional Information

We will be sending an email to all affected customers with further details as the November 1 deadline approaches. If you have any questions please feel free to submit a support ticket or contact us at support@geekstorage.com.