cPanel's VPS licenses are now called Cloud and the Dedicated license is now called Metal.
The cPanel & WHM Metal license version is designed to be used on a full dedicated server in which 100% of the hardware is allocated to the operations of that machine.
The cPanel & WHM Cloud license is for VPS and cloud instances and is designed to be installed within a virtually supported environment. For example running on virtualization software such as:
- VMware® Server, VMware® ESX Server
- As well as others, the full list can be viewed here: https://docs.cpanel.net/installation-guide/system-requirements-centos/#virtual-environments
What is an account for licensing?
Each server instance requires its own license. The type of license depends on the server system and the number of accounts that are hosted on the server.
An account is another term for a cPanel user account that manages websites, files, domains, and email accounts. Hosting providers create and manage cPanel accounts through WHM. WHM reseller accounts are included as an account. Accounts are created under Account Functions in WHM.
cPanel does not limit the domains on a cPanel account. The amount of license accounts depends on how the domains are distributed across individual cPanels under the WHM.
What types of licenses are available?:
cPanel Solo (1 Account): $15.99 a month -
With a cPanel Solo® license, WHM users can manage a single cPanel account from the WHM interface. This license allows users to upgrade from shared hosting to a single-account (Solo) Cloud-based hosting solution. Its cost makes it a great entry point for many new or returning cPanel & WHM users.
Admin Cloud (5 Accounts): $24.99 a month -
With an Admin Cloud license, WHM users can manage up to 5 cPanel accounts from the WHM interface.
Pro Cloud (30 Accounts): $35.99 a month -
With a Pro Cloud license, WHM users can manage up to 30 cPanel accounts from the WHM interface.
Premier Cloud (100 Accounts): $53.99 a month - Each Account above 100 Accounts is $0.34 extra per month.
With the Premier Cloud, WHM users can manage up to 100 cPanel accounts from the WHM interface, with the base license.
Premier Metal (100 Accounts): $53.99 a month - Each Account above 100 Accounts is $0.34 extra per month.
Made for dedicated servers, the Premier Metal allows WHM users the ability to manage up to 100 cPanel accounts from the WHM interface, with the base license.