Migrating to DirectAdmin

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dear clients,

How are you today?

I am not sure if you are aware of this already but recently, cPanel drastically decided to change their licensing policy to account based. If you didn't get the announcement yet, you can check it at https://blog.cpanel.com/announcing-account-based-pricing/ 

With the new account based pricing, the price for cPanel license will be $45/m USD (approx $65 AUD) with maximum of 100 accounts. Any additional account after 100 will be $0.20 USD per account. So, if you have 1000 accounts in a server, your monthly cost for just the license will be $225/m USD and this do not include your hardware, network and support expenses yet.

The news is all over the internet already and many hosting providers do not agree on this and some are moving to other control panels.

This problem started when Oakley bought cPanel , see http://news.cpanel.com/oakley-capital-to-invest-in-cpanel-acquisition-will-accelerate-the-next-phase-of-product-development-for-cpanel/ 

Even with this new price, there is still a possibility that they will continue to increase in the near future.

Because of this, we decided to start migrating all our shared and reseller hosting to DirectAdmin. DirectAdmin control panel has been in the hosting industry for more than 10 years already and it has guarantee of protection against price increase. 

DirectAdmin is easy to use. We can guarantee that our cPanel users will be able to easily adopt it. If you want to see a demo, you can check: https://demo.directadmin.com:2222/ and use demo_reseller with password demo for reseller and demo_user with password demo for user. The user demo is the same when you access cPanel for your domain.

Based on our test, DirectAdmin is very stable using Cloudlinux. In addition, OpenLiteSpeed can also be used to increase speed for your sites. The spam protection with DirectAdmin is very good. You will also have the option to use your version of PHP since we will still be using Cloudlinux. Optimization will be implemented by ROBTEC staff. We will also guide you if you need help with DirectAdmin but we can guarantee you that it is easy to use just like cPanel.

There will be no changes with prices once we migrated to DirectAdmin. We will email you or post any announcement once the migration is started in a few days. Please always check https://secure.robtec.com.au/ for our next announcement.

Thank you for your understanding and we will email you soon.

Regards
Roberto


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