Last year, cPanel shocked the hosting market by significantly raising prices. Now they're doing it again and have implied it might become a yearly "review" of theirs. We tried switching to DirectAdmin for our main shared hosting, but we ended up with more support tickets which ultimately just results in higher expenses for our business. Warpline has always focused on keeping prices low while trying to provide the maximum amount of features available. Due to the price increases with cPanel, I've decided that it's time to make some changes. I know, you're expecting the next few lines to say that I'm increasing prices... Nope! :) I discovered a stable datacenter that can provide us with flat rate pricing rather than per user. This will allow us to keep our existing pricing and remain very competitive in the cPanel hosting market.
More good news... Our new cPanel servers are much more powerful and will be allocated more CPU, RAM, and SSD capacity. We've been preparing servers at the new datacenter and hope to have them ready to switch to this week. This WILL require an IP address change if you are not using our name servers, but I'll provide more information on this when we make the switch. The existing servers are being cloned, so there will be an exact match of the data from the old server and I'm hopeful there will be minimal problems due to the way we are cloning data.
Once the migration is complete, we will update our DNS records to the new server IP address and send out an email with the new information. As nothing is live yet, I do not feel a need to provide more information on that at this time. Please keep an eye on your emails, our Facebook page, and our announcements page to make sure you don't miss anything. I am currently expecting the migrations to be completed some time either today or tomorrow, depending on how quickly data is transferred and we can update our licenses.
More information to come soon!
Wednesday, October 21, 2020