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  1. #1
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    Is cPanel overpriced?

    I mean, look at the competition... Let's take Plesk.

    It's half the price of cPanel, has outstanding look-and-feel, and (by reading posts on these boards) much less buggy.

    Is it really worth paying $1500 for cPanel? Just curious to know what you guys think about this whole panel business.

    Lamp

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    I think the 1500 includes lifetime updates, does it? If so, that aint bad... With Plesk you'll eventually run into update fees. If you dont want to shell out so much cash though, just get it with a server lease for 10-20/month.

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    Originally posted by neofree
    I think the 1500 includes lifetime updates, does it? If so, that aint bad... With Plesk you'll eventually run into update fees. If you dont want to shell out so much cash though, just get it with a server lease for 10-20/month.

    Thanks,

    Neofree
    no, you only get 2 years of free upgrade.

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    Wow, seems kinda pricey then
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    At the end of the day it comes down to what the market wants, and a large proportion prefer cPanel. I'm not advocating that it is any better than others, but it certainly does the job, there are an increasing number of useful addons and many people are familiar and prefer to use cPanel than other systems available.

    Whether it's too expensive? Well that depends entirely on what profit you feel you can derive from offering it, as opposed to offering something else. That question cannot easily be answered by other people without knowing how you intend on using it.
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    Personally I both dislike and like cPanel. I like the features, but they tend to be buggy or confusing. I like the cleaner looks of Plesk and even Ensim. Seems like Plesk is the most scalable now especially with HSPcomplete 3.0.
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    $20 for Cpanel is not pricey at all!!
    I "spy" on Cpanel codes and functions for fun and living.
    I can tell you that a lot of work went into this product.
    $20, will you spend it on a tank of gas or Cpanel in a given month?
    I will spend it on Cpanel.

    I have no idea about Plesk and Ensim but in terms of features, Cpanel is still the king of the jungle.
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    Originally posted by Roy@ENHOST
    I have no idea about Plesk and Ensim but in terms of features, Cpanel is still the king of the jungle.
    Roar!!!
    Try king of the bungle.

    No doubt cPanel is the buggiest CP on the market. You buy features, I buy stability.

    Brandon

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    OK then tell me who is the king of the jungle in your eyes?

    Originally posted by cbtrussell
    Try king of the bungle.

    No doubt cPanel is the buggiest CP on the market. You buy features, I buy stability.

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    roy is it just me or is it true that you sell cpanel products?
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    Yeap, we develop Cpanel products.
    That's why we have to "spy" on how Cpanel works.

    You can probably sense some "overprotectiveness" in my tone.

    Originally posted by gilbert
    roy is it just me or is it true that you sell cpanel products?
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    OSS is getting proven to be better case after case but right now the project just need to get more work on them so the become into final version..... so give it 2 years and OSS manigment will be ahead and it will be lifetime upgrade and updates FOR FREE

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    OK then tell me who is the king of the jungle in your eyes?
    IMHO, none of the panels is king of the jungle, there's a compitition always going on and fortunately our industry isn't stagnant and doesn't need a king.
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    If you go back a couple of years, the cheapest external cpanel license you could get was about $90, and internals were about 60 ( If memory serves me correct ) that price has dropped considerably and im happy to pay the 40+ we pay for the licenses. Now a days you can find dedicated providers that offer it for $10+. Plus, not only do you have 2 tiers of support ( distributor + cPanel direct support ), but its constently evolving and im more than happy to pay what we do for what we get from it.

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    I run servers with and without control panels and let me assure you that 10-20/month is money well spent in terms of the time savings.
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