I am looking to speak with a few of you who use cPanel on bare-metal AND are having some anxiety about the upcoming pricing changes. I have some concepts I want to bounce by you over the phone and get your opinions on if they are advantageous for you or not. PM if you are willing to give me a few minutes on the phone to talk.
I put everything inside 1 big VPS, its just significantly easier to manage than bare metal and has a ton of advantages, frankly I do not understand why anyone would run it on bare metal, there are literally no advantages.
Happy to have a conversation although my opinion may not be relevant if you really only want bare metal related opinions.
VPS is definitely easier to back up and has better deals often
Probably we’ll see lots more people using big-spec VPS from Contabo, PHPFriends, Netcup now. Some will also use dedi and create a vm on it I guess.
With the new pricing the cost for a big VPS or a dedicated server with over 100 accounts on it is pretty much the same. It is the pricing I want to discuss not so much the use case. We want to make our offering of cPanel easy for our customers, easier than how cPanel offers it at least, and I want to have some open dialogues with people who have servers with 200 - 1000 accounts on a single server to ensure I understand everyone’s pain points.
Many many years ago I used to run cPanel in a container to get the cheaper “VPS only” pricing, even though it was the only thing running on the server. At the time (probably 12 years ago?) I was using Linux-Vserver as OpenVZ wasn’t very stable yet. For a while, I was actually using a server at Hivelocity for that
I haven’t administered a cPanel server since 2012 so I probably don’t have anything relevant to say.