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Support to use licensed accounts on multiple servers.

Tom O shared this idea 10 months ago
Not Planned

As a cPanel user, I would like to be able to distribute licensed accounts between multiple servers so that I can simplify my administration and reduce licensing costs. This would allow me to maintain a single cPanel license while deploying accounts on appropriate servers around the globe and easily move accounts from one server to another.

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I am a bit surprised that this is not available yet. I guess the reason is that cPanel wants to continue the process of making (server count) x (base charge) for multiple serves.

My perspective is that accounts are the actual thing licensed and should be able to be used in a format of 2 on Server A, 15 on Server B, and 3 on Server C. All under a single cPanel 30 account license. If I am paying to have 30 accounts, don't make me pay 50% more when I need to isolate one account on a separate server/VM.

We should be able to specify an IP address and the number of accounts for license control. There are cases where this is what is needed and having to pay multiple times for accounts that can be had at a discount in multiples is really not exciting. It is the single thing that makes me consider not using cPanel just based on the principle of it.

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Thank you for taking the time to make this suggestion. After some discussion with the Product Owner team, this is not planned for development.

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I actually just had this conversation with sales and was also surprised that this is not a feature.


We use WHMCS which uses automatic server provisioning. It will detect which server is best based on the needs of the order and use that server. Also, we allow customers to to select different server regions.


Here is the problem with the current pricing model.


ServerA has 100GB of space and a premier license for 100 people.


49 people buy our lowest tier at 1GB each; 1 person buys our highest tier for 50gb.


The server is now full. 50 licenses are used, and I have 50 left over.


What am I supposed to do with the extra 50 licenses?


I should be able to allocate those on another server.


Thanks!

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