The new cPanel pricing and licensing structure announced on Thursday 27 Jun 2019 has caused a great deal of emotions among web hosting companies. More or less out of the blue, cPanel decided to no longer offer unlimited accounts for their web hosting control panel. Instead and effective immediately they introduced a multi-tier licensing structure. The price hike follows the news last year of cPanel being acquired by Oakley Capital. This group also owns Plesk and SolusVM.
cPanel arguments that when cPanel defined its original pricing structure, some twenty plus years ago, servers were not as powerful as they are today. Now, web hosting providers can run hundreds of websites on a single processor system. With this price increase, cPanel would align itself with evolving technology.