Do you think it is fair that cpanel & whmcs should cost more than the server

Sonwebhost

New Member
The whmcs cost more per month than the reseller account, the vps is less expenceive than the cpanel thats on it, the dedicated server is  the same price as the cpanel.

Do you feel as a provider that your getting less of the pie... and more of the work.....
 

anyNode

New Member
Verified Provider
The whmcs cost more per month than the reseller account, the vps is less expenceive than the cpanel thats on it, the dedicated server is  the same price as the cpanel.

Do you feel as a provider that your getting less of the pie... and more of the work.....
You're probably doing it wrong if you're hosting clients off of a VPS that costs less than your cPanel/WHMCS licenses.
 
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Marc M.

Phoenix VPS
Verified Provider
If you need cPanel in order to run WHMCS, or you host WHMCS on the same cPanel server as your customers then maybe you should find a different line of work.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Absolutely fair.

If you don't like it you can use Kloxo (free) or DirectAdmin (cheap) and some free or cheap billing/support software.

Only a small percentage of people with Virtual Servers use low-end 'cheap' servers, so I doubt they're going to change their pricing scheme to cater to the lowest paying market of all.
 

Sonwebhost

New Member
It’s more like this: VPS server @20 dollars

                            Cpanel and Whmcs @30 dollars

See the disparity....

Just thinking out the box.....Not fighting it
 

MartinD

Retired Staff
Verified Provider
Retired Staff
There's no disparity there at all.

Also, I presume there are two different people using this 'sonwebhost' account?
 

AnthonySmith

New Member
Verified Provider
I see the disparity, however take a look at these numbers.

Enterprize grade SLA 

4GB Ram VPS

Automated daily backups

200GB Raid 10 Disk space

2TB Data @ 1gbit

$79 p/month 

$30 WHMCS+cPanel

You Sell:

1000 shared hosting accounts at $2.50 p/month = $2500 p/month - costs = $2391 p/month

See is disparity? maybe they should charge more for the licenses as they don't get a big enough slice of the pie.

My numbers are just as arbitrary....
 

Marc M.

Phoenix VPS
Verified Provider
I see the disparity, however take a look at these numbers.
@AnthonySmith I'd say an 8GB Xen or KVM VPS would be more adequate to try and sell that many accounts. And it would be still well within your proposed budget :)

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On second thought, looking at your own VPS pricing here: http://sonwebhost.com/vpshosting.html

... there is absolutely no disparity, unless you think that you can run cPanel and WHMCS on top of it, along with a website or two on a 512MB VPS.
 
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jarland

The ocean is digital
You're putting cpanel on a $25/m dedi? Why? Do you hate your clients or just only put 5 on a node and backup the single drive hourly?


Btw just virtualize the whole node and save $10...
 
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earl

Active Member
I think for single user webuzo maybe something to look at..pretty smart of them to create their own control panel, unfortunately at the current state there seems to be a lot of bugs with the script install but the CP it's self works pretty good for managing domains email dns etc.. hopefully soon they will fix all the bugs cause for what they charge $2.5/mo VPS and $5/mo Dedi it's a great deal..
 
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KuJoe

Well-Known Member
Verified Provider
If you're complaining about licensing costs then you have much bigger issues with your business model. Open a thread when you start paying for power and then we'll have something to talk about.
 

SeriesN

Active Member
Verified Provider
If you're complaining about licensing costs then you have much bigger issues with your business model. Open a thread when you start paying for power and then we'll have something to talk about.
..or bandwidth in the north of the UK.
Even some places in the US have expensive bandwidth, I've been quoted upwards of $300/Mbps + $XXXX setup fees.
How about paying for food and rent and gas and medical and blah blahs in new york city?
 
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