cPanel's New Account Based Pricing - Price Comparison of 10 Popular Hosts

It has been just over 2 months since cPanel rocked the hosting world with their price hike and new “account based” billing announcement.  Since that time IaaS providers around the world have been scrambling to figure out how they will adapt.  Some hosts have simply chosen to no longer offer cPanel while others have followed cPanel's lead and raised their pricing accordingly.  After 2 months, we thought it was a good time to take a look at some of the industry players and compare cPanel costs based on each provider’s new pricing.  In order to keep things simple we will display each providers pricing based on 5 different account quantity scenarios.  All pricing is listed or has been converted to display in US dollars.   We have included pricing from BuycPanel, a popular reseller, and from cPanel direct since many hosting providers have abandoned selling cPanel themselves and will instruct you to source your cPanel licenses from one of these avenues if you require it.    

                 Per Month Account Based Bare-Metal Dedicated Server cPanel Pricing

      Provider              50 accounts     250 accounts       500 accounts        750 accounts    1500 accounts

  • cPanel                 $45.00             $75.00                    $125.00                  $175.00             $325.00
  • BuycPanel           $45.00             $75.00                    $125.00                  $175.00             $325.00
  • Hivelocity            $32.00              $32.00                    $32.00                   $65.00               $164.00
  • Hetzner               $35.29              $49.08                    $76.65                   $104.22             $186.94
  • LiquidWeb           $35.00              $50.00                   $90.00                    $115.00            $200.00
  • ReliableSite         $40.00              $80.00                   $80.00                    $130.00            $180.00
  • Leaseweb            $42.00              $42.00                   $67.00                    $92.00              $167.00
  • TurnkeyInternet   $39.99/mo         NA, they now limit any cPanel server to 100 accounts max
  • Softlayer               They have not provided any update or acknowledged cPanel’s announcement
  • OVH                     They have provided conflicting reports. Come back for an update once they clarify
  • GoDaddy              They have not provided any update or acknowledged cPanel’s announcement
  • CogecoPeer1       They have not provided any update or acknowledged cPanel’s announcement

We intend to build upon this list of providers over the next 2 months as each hosting provider inevitably reacts to cPanel's changes, so check back here frequently.   We have talked to cPanel directly and all hosting providers will be paying cPanel based on their new model starting September 1st, with a few providers getting until December 1st due to contractual obligations. 

You can find Hivelocity's new 3-tier approach to cPanel's account based pricing at