Branding in SPanel

After the cPanel price increase and the new account-based pricing model, the hosting industry has been dramatically changed. The most affected by this change are the resellers and web development companies that host their websites themselves. Since SPanel is being developed by ScalaHosting which clients can easily find the demand for branding in SPanel is huge. We have been working hard on introducing branding options so that any SPanel VPS owner can brand the control panel and name it as they wish. This feature is now available and you can change the logo, the login URL and also enter your brand to be displayed in the control panel instead of SPanel. Then you can market it as your own control panel, escape from cPanel, avoid the price increase and have a better and faster hosting solution for your websites.

If you have a reseller account and you consider migrating to SPanel but you are not sure if it will work out for you, feel free to contact us and we will give you a 30-day free trial to test it yourself and decide if you want us to migrate your websites to your own SPanel virtual server with a dedicated IP and resources.

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SPanel v2: A next generation hosting platform

The new version of SPanel is being released today delivering innovations that will change the hosting industry and the way websites run online. SPanel is a next generation hosting platform. It is an “all-in-one” solution allowing every website owner to host unlimited websites on their own cloud VPS with a control panel, SShield real-time protection, daily backups and snapshots, managed by experts 24/7/365 at an affordable price. The new SPanel features a user interface, admin interface and a powerful API allowing you to provide access to 3rd parties such as web developers or your own clients to manage their individual hosting accounts. The owner of the server gets access to an administrative interface to create new accounts and manage them, view the server status, load, disk, CPU and RAM utilization, restart services if necessary, suspend/unsuspend accounts and many others. In the new version SPanel supports all major web servers – Apache, Nginx, LiteSpeed Enterprise and OpenLiteSpeed with the last 2 being the fastest in the world for processing both dynamic and static content.

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cPanel Announces Account Based Pricing

On the 27th of June 2019 cPanel announced a new account based pricing model which basically changed the way customers are billed and resulted in a price increase up to ~2000%. The official announcement is available at https://blog.cpanel.com/announcing-account-based-pricing/

While the hosting industry expected the price increase, no one imagined that the model will get changed and cPanel users will not be able to create unlimited accounts on their cPanel servers without paying for it. That change affects the whole hosting industry because nowadays cPanel is the most used control panel. I’ll try to explain below how that change affects each of the hosting segments using cPanel.

Everyone knows that shared hosting, reseller hosting, vps hosting and dedicated hosting costs will increase. Everyone will be affected differently depending on the number of accounts they have on their servers. Every hosting company will have to pay $0.20 for each account over 100 on each cPanel server they run. The new prices get into effect on the 1st of September 2019. At http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1770316 there is a long discussion going where you can see many CEO’s of hosting companies mad with the change and looking for alternatives as all reputable hosting companies switched to virtual machines and the new pricing model will result in a huge increase which is in times higher than what providers used to pay.

For now ScalaHosting is not changing prices as cPanel may decide to revert the price increase to some extent due to the huge grievance from the whole hosting industry. Depending on their decision we are going to announce how our customers get affected by the change and what options do they have should they decide not to pay the cPanel price increase.

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