How Much Will You Pay For cPanel Licenses?

New Pricing for cPanel Licenses

Pricing for hosting providers and consumers that use cPanel, and WebHost Manager (WHM), is changing in a significant way as cPanel introduces a new licensing structure. How will new cPanel licenses affect you?

In this article, you will get all the information you need to know about the new cPanel pricing structure and how it affects your hosting plan.

cPanel Has Changed Its Pricing Structure

cPanel licenses are now usage-based vs. unlimited. This change was made by cPanel, and it affects every host that runs cPanel on its servers–not limited to InMotion Hosting. Making an effort to help as much as possible, InMotion Hosting has been carefully considering how this price change affects you, the user, most fairly.

The pricing change will most affect VPS, Dedicated, and Reseller hosting products running cPanel.

InMotion cPanel Pricing Adjustments

cPanel’s new usage-based pricing structure eliminates our ability to allow customers to host unlimited cPanel accounts for VPS, Dedicated, and Reseller hosting plans.

Prices For Managed VPS Hosting

Managed VPS hosting users will incur a base price increase of $5/month effective on renewals after January 31, 2020.

The base price increased to $8/month after January 19, 2021.

Additional fees for cPanel licenses will vary based on usage. The license costs will be added as a separate bill item in Account Management Panel (AMP) invoices appearing monthly. This billing change will be in effect starting January 31, 2020. If cPanel license renewal payments fail or lapse, then your server’s cPanel license will be suspended but your hosting will remain active. If your cPanel license is suspended, you will be unable to use cPanel or WHM, and some of the features provided by cPanel, such as email, may stop working.

Pricing will vary based on usage:

  • 0 – 5 Accounts: Included (no fee)
  • Up to 30 Accounts: $8/mo
  • Up to 50 Accounts: $11/mo
  • Up to 100 Accounts: $15/mo
  • Up to 150 Accounts: $20/mo
  • Up to 200 Accounts: $25/mo
  • Up to 250 Accounts: $30/mo

If you exceed 250 cPanel accounts, each additional 50 accounts will add $10 to the license price, up to 2000 accounts.

Cloud Server Hosting accounts remain unchanged since they do not run cPanel.

Prices For Dedicated Server Hosting

There are less pricing tiers for cPanel dedicated servers.

  • 0 – 100 Accounts: Included (no fee)
  • Up to 150 Accounts: $20/mo
  • Up to 200 Accounts: $25/mo
  • Up to 250 Accounts: $30/mo
  • Additional 50 Accounts (up to 2000 total): $10/mo per additional 50 accounts

Learn more about how cPanel pricing affects Managed Dedicated Server Management.

Prices For Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting users will not be charged an additional fee based on usage. However, limits on cPanel accounts will be imposed.

Resellers will no longer be able to host unlimited cPanel accounts, and will instead have the following limits:

PlanNumber of child accounts
R-1000SUp to 25 Accounts
R-2000SUp to 50 Accounts
R-3000SUp to 80 Accounts

Resellers are limited to 80 accounts. Once you hit this limit, you must upgrade to a cPanel VPS or Dedicated server to host additional cPanel accounts.

InMotion Shared Hosting plans (including Business Class and WordPress Hosting) will not incur a cost increase.

What can you do today to make this change easier?

  • Find out how many cPanel accounts you have to better prepare for pricing changes
  • Consolidate or eliminate any cPanel accounts you’re not using
  • Reach out to cPanel users who may be affected before deleting any sensitive information
  • Take backups of any affected accounts before deleting them

Experienced system administrators may see this as the perfect time to migrate to a bare Cloud Server or Bare Metal Dedicated Server without cPanel and install a light-weight replace such as Webmin or Control Web Panel (CWP).

If you have any questions regarding changes to cPanel licenses, feel free to reach out to our 24/7 Live Support anytime.

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