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Sysadmin cPanel changing to account based pricing - huge price increases !

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah fact is, support and development costs money though :) Understandable given lifetime license with lifetime updates isn't sustainable long term.

    I'll need to get a DirectAdmin license to learn the ropes myself given my nature of my work with clients - future won't be with cPanel for existing and future clients of mine it seems.

    Really sucks for all those cPanel addon/plugin developers and ecosystem depending on cPanel business/clients - overnight they are now loosing a big chunk of their revenue $$$ !

    Reminds me again of when Internet Brands took over vB and vB5 release, I had a huge amount of client/work from vB related server/clients that I built up over a decade via my reputation. In comes Internet Brands and alot of those clients switched from vBulletin to Invision Board and Xenforo forum software - some clients stayed with me though. But it was never the same again. So really feel the pain for those cPanel developers who relied on that tied to business !
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Just got one of my latest cPanel VPS license invoices for renewal at the old price. New pricing will at least be 2x more for me from my calculations !

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    buik “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Premium Member

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    Whats your plan?
    Moving the one who absolutely demands a user panel to Directadmin, otherwise to Centminmod??
     
  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    That particular cPanel license is my own - it's what I use to keep my cPanel/WHM knowledge/tech expertise up to date, for developing my own cPanel/whm optimisation/testing and also what I use to test my cpanel to centmin mod importer development :)

    But for my clients, some decide to stay on cPanel as they're only moving from US$15-32/month to US$30-45/month. Some switching to Centmin Mod and some will eventually move to DirectAdmin. And if required might eventually write a DirectAdmin to Centmin Mod importer for clients that need that too :D

    Good thing about folks moving from cPanel to DirectAdmin is they can get accustomed to source compile related updates first. Get them ready for Centmin Mod later down the track :LOL::sneaky::D
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    cPanel responds with updated announcement Update to Account-Based Pricing | cPanel Blog

     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    First test run for custom cPanel backup script importer into Centmin Mod is 21-29% faster + 6-12% smaller compressed files than cPanel native pkgacct method for single cPanel account :cool::D
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Patrick from well know security folks at Rack911labs comments on CyberPanel control panel which uses Litespeed/OpenLitespeed web server Page 46 | Massive cPanel price rises [merged] | Web Hosting Talk
    Guess they have found some security issues if they highly recommend not using CyberPanel.
     
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    I haven't used Cpanel from the moment I switched to Centmin Mod. Several years ago, instead of multiple VPSs, I go with a dedicated server which helped to save $$$ on Cpanel license. :rolleyes: Now I go with multiple VPS, so I can config them meet my needs and Centmin Mod is FREE :android:. These changes from Cpanel may be an opportunity for others, some hosting providers offer free DA licenses, and cheap hosting providers may switch to other alternatives.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    glad Centmin Mod was helpful :D

    Holy cow ! Patrick found 60 PDF pages worth of exploits in CyberPanel Page 48 | Massive cPanel price rises [merged] | Web Hosting Talk :eek:
    I know some folks here also play with CyberPanel - I'd be keeping an eye on Patrick's thread at
    Security Auditing of Alternative / Open Source Control Panels

    Some folks are asking themselves and thinking - Centmin Mod is different in there is no GUI control and it's not marketed as a shared hosting control panel alternate to cPanel with chroot/jailed isolated non-root user accounts. So Patrick's criteria for exploits and vulnerabilities would include factors not applicable to Centmin Mod i.e. a shared hosting account user separate from root user being able to elevate their non-root user permissions to do root user level tasks i.e. mess with server configuration and operation or access other shared hosting users' data/files. Or recently fixed CyberPanel CVE-2019-13056 which allows a hacker to take over the entire server just by tricking admin to visit a malicious web site.
    Pretty big reason as to why Centmin Mod doesn't have a web GUI interface - so many potential vectors for attacks, vulnerabilities and compromises !

    CyberPanel response https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/2998884/#Comment_2998884

     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    As part of my paid work with clients I deal with other control panels like cPanel but due to this price hike, some are migrating to Centmin Mod and some are migrating to DirectAdmin. This means I need to learn the ropes for DirectAdmin. So decided to create a new blog site using Centmin Mod 123.09beta01's centmin.sh menu option 22 work installer dedicated to reviews/news and guides for various control panels I will play with and learn.

    New site at servermanager.guide so far have 3x Centmin Mod articles and 1x DirectAdmin article :)
    Enjoy :)
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    ouch from cpanel employees https://www.glassdoor.com.au/Reviews/cPanel-Reviews-E376462.htm?countryRedirect=true

     
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    CMM --->> No explanation needed. Just do this --> RTFM and that one is here on the forum and you'll be reading a lifetime;)(y)

    And the part on Glassdoor, my deeply hope is that WE as community here on CMM each other help to resolve issues.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah I am so glad I put in the effort I did to evolve Centmin Mod to what it is right now so as to not be reliant on other control panels and LEMP/LAMP stack offerings. This has been more evident while learning and practicing and using DirectAdmin. Being able to mold Centmin Mod to my exact needs and the way I want things configured and knowing where everything is in Centmin Mod, saves me so much time when setting up a new server :) I am only scratching the surface for my learning adventures with DirectAdmin - but necessary as I have clients who will either be using cPanel, Centmin Mod or eventually DirectAdmin :)
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Latest news looks like buycpanel has been acquired by cPanel Important News from BuycPanel - BuycPanel !

    Interesting as buycpanel is where I buy my cpanel licenses !
     
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    I'm interested in knowing how much cPanel licenses will cost for OVH servers
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    It will just bread innovation and competition at that price point.
     
  20. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Indeed at that price, you could buy a new car every month :LOL: