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Why Do I Have to Pay for cPanel on My Server?

Tags cPanel,  Web Hosting 

Some control panels, such as cPanel, are supplied and supported by their own company who has developed and maintained the software. As a result, if you'd like to use this software, you'll need to purchase a license for each server that you want to use cPanel. On a shared server (Basic or Business), you're splitting the cost for this license with other users on the server. In contrast, on a Cloud Instance or Dedicated Server, you are the only person utilizing the server, and therefore you're responsible for the cost of the license.

As a Hostwinds client, you're able to purchase a cPanel license directly from us.  Due to our licensing contract with the company, the cost of a cPanel license would actually be lower than purchasing it from the company directly. We can set it up for you quickly and easily via a support ticket automatically created after the checkout process for new cPanel license orders. Alternatively, if you're a more technical user or don't require cPanel specifically, you can check out this article covering several of the best free control panels.

Written by Michael Brower  /  June 23, 2017