Building a website for the first time is an exciting journey, which will inevitably see you go through some essential steps. You have to start with choosing a provider, defining the best type of hosting, and then picking the most cost-effective package.
According to the latest statistics, over 81% of online consumers purchase products and services based on trust. When shopping for a TV, for example, you are much more likely to choose a Sony or Samsung, instead of an unknown local brand you know nothing about.
Many years have passed without anything major happening in the web hosting industry. The most pressing issue for websites in the last 8-10 years remains security and speed. The hosting industry leaders are not working hard enough to develop a solution. Instead, they continue competing on pricing, disk space, and standard feature offerings.
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.
Most of the email messages being sent on the Internet are SPAM. Businesses found the power of email marketing and started using it by sending millions of emails to gain new customers and increase revenue. There is nothing wrong with email marketing as long as the emails are sent to subscribers who provided their email addresses themselves and agreed to receive those kind of messages. What happens in reality is that companies use bots and web spy machines which would crawl web sites to find emails. Then they save them into a database and start sending them offers for different kind of products. There are many people who are doing it without realizing that is illegal. They don’t know what SPAM is. Basically, that is sending of unsolicited email messages in an attempt to advertise a product. You can learn more about it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spamming.
In our previous article we have explained what is a parked domain in cPanel or also known as a domain alias. Now, we will explain what is the addon domain and when you can use it. The screenshot above shows the options to manage addon domains, subdomains, aliases (parked domains), redirects and the advanced DNS zone editor allowing you to edit the DNS records of your domains.
Getting into the cpanel reseller hosting market is not easy. Except providing the cPanel/WHM control panel you must be able to offer many more extras and features in order to be competitive and to attract customers. There are some key points that need to be covered in order to be able to compete with the big players on the cpanel reseller hosting market. We will cover them one by one below.
There are some steps that need to be followed to get you started with your cpanel reseller hosting account.
1. Login to WHM of your cPanel reseller hosting account and create a plan
You can login to WHM via www.yourdomain.com/whm once the DNS propogation has completed. Once you login click on create a package and specify the amount of resources you want to assign to it.
2. Register your private nameservers
You can register your own private nameservers or use the ones provided by your reseller hosting company. It is highly recommended to register your own. It is pretty easy to be done and your hosting provide will help you with that. Once you have them up and running you can start hosting web sites in your cPanel reseller hosting account.