OVH cPanel Price Increases

OVH cPanel Price Increases

First of all, everyone knows OVH servers are excellent due to the automation they use to ensure fast delivery of servers and Cloud services. Their prices are also unbeatable! They don’t include server management, and so if you know how to admin servers yourself, then OVH can be a great choice.

That said, you may not be impressed with the hassle you have to go through when ordering a cPanel license through their system. I’ve contacted OVH a few different times about it via various methods, and they haven’t fixed it, so on that note, please read below.

IMPORTANT: I do not recommend purchasing any cPanel licenses via any OVH brands. It’s an absolute nightmare!

You have to do lots of back and forth via email and phone to order a cPanel license for a server, and then go through it all again when you want to upgrade the license (increase number of cPanel accounts that are allowed).

I recommend getting cPanel licenses directly via the cPanel store.

NEW cPanel Pricing For OVH VPS, Public Cloud and Dedicated Servers 2020

Find out about what is happening with OVH and their cPanel licenses.

Because cPanel has been invested in by Oakley, a decision has been made to modify the prices of their licenses and billing models. The new pricing for cPanel licenses at OVH will be applicable from 1st January 2020 onwards.

New billing model for Public Cloud

Unfortunately, OVH do not offer cPanel licenses for their Public Cloud instances. You can purchase the licenses directly from the cPanel Store but it will cost nearly double the amount. If budget is an issue, it would be best to signup for a Dedicated Server with OVH over using OVH’s Public Cloud hosting services. It will work out a lot cheaper that way.

Seems OVH prefer anyone using the cPanel platform to use Dedicated Servers at OVH over using OVH Public Cloud instances. Moreover, the pricing for cPanel is better when choosing OVH dedicated servers over their VPS range.

Cost In Pounds (£ GBP)

1. New billing model for Dedicated Servers

User accounts per licence Price
300+ £22.99 ex. VAT/month + £8.00 ex. VAT/month for every 100 user accounts

2. New billing model for VPS

User accounts per licence Price
2-5 £10.99 ex. VAT
6-30 £14.99 ex. VAT
100+ £25.99 ex. VAT/month + £9.00 ex. VAT/month for every 100 user accounts​

Cost In Dollars ($ USD)

1. New billing model for Dedicated Servers

User accounts per licence Price
1-100 No price change
101-300 $28.99 ex. VAT/month
301+ $28.99 ex. VAT/month + $11.99 incl. VAT/month for every 100 user accounts

2. New billing model for VPS

User accounts per licence Price
1 $7.99 ex. VAT - OVH have removed this option.
2-5 $13.99 ex. VAT
6-30 $18.99 ex. VAT
31-100 $33.99 ex. VAT
100+ $33.99 ex. VAT
with 100 accounts included + $11.99 for every additional accounts

To summarise:

OVH servers are excellent, but you may want to purchase cPanel licenses directly via the cPanel Store instead.

I appreciate OVH automate everything as much as possible and they do that well with their servers, it doesn’t seem they’re able to resell cPanel licenses as easy as the other services that they offer.