New cPanel Licensing Structure and Tips for Managing Your Licenses

Making news in the hosting world, cPanel has changed its pricing structure. Now, instead of being able to create unlimited cPanel accounts, users will be billed based on usage. InMotion Hosting is doing everything in its power to make this an easy transition. Read on to find out how you can reduce the amount and cost of your cPanel usage.

While the new pricing system went into effect on December 3, 2019, we at InMotion understand the impact of sudden changes, and want to allow you time to adjust.

As a thank you for your loyal support, if you purchased hosting before December, 2019, the amount you are charged for cPanel will not be increasing until your next renewal date.

Regardless of pricing structure, cPanel is the best web hosting control panel software out there. But there’s a lot you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your cPanel installation.

Find Out How Many cPanel Accounts You Have

First, you will want to take account of your current situation. Find out how many cPanel accounts you have by reviewing this guide:

You won’t be able to make an accurate assessment of your situation without knowing the total number of cPanel accounts you have in operation.

Review The InMotion Hosting cPanel Pricing Guide

Now, find out how much cPanel licenses cost for VPS, Dedicated, and Reseller hosting accounts by reading the full pricing guide. At InMotion Hosting, we know how difficult it is for small and larger businesses to stay on budget and make adjustments for new expenses. Don’t let yourself get caught by surprise.

Consolidate cPanel Accounts

Take stock of any cPanel accounts that can be merged into a master account. Some of your users may not require cPanel access at all. In this case, their primary domain can be converted into an addon domain under a master cPanel account.

Remember that VPS, Dedicated, and Reseller accounts can create unlimited addon domains, which are basically separate websites managed under one cPanel. For many situations this may prove the most advantageous and easier to manage.

Check out our full guide on how to remove and consolidate cPanel accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I have to pay more? cPanel has changed its pricing structure from unlimited usage to a usage-based pricing system. We are forced to adjust our product pricing to accommodate these changes, unfortunately. 
  • When will prices increase again? For new customers, the increase will take place on December 1, 2019. For existing customers, the pricing changes will take place for hosting plan renewals occurring after January 31, 2020.
  • Do you have an alternative to cPanel? We offer Control Web Panel and Platform InMotion as alternatives to cPanel. Customers can also install a third-party control panel on a VPS or Dedicated Server, understanding that we may not be able to provide support for it. Do note that you cannot uninstall cPanel from a Managed VPS. If you don’t need cPanel at all, or want to use your own control panel, consider moving to a self-managed VPS or bare metal server. 
  • Will my customers be affected by this change? Your customers will be unaffected by this change. All services will continue to function as normal. 

Please see the full FAQ for more details.

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