All About cPanel Solo License
By Jithin on September 4th, 2018
cPanel & WHM servers always require a paid license from cPanel, Inc. in order to function their services. For this, we must purchase a cPanel license for each cPanel & WHM server that you wish to run. You may install cPanel & WHM without a license. However, it will not function until you obtain a license. It is just a Free 15-day trial license. cPanel solo license is something other than this.
cPanel Solo license is a single user server license designed to be used on either a fully dedicated server or within an environment running virtualization software. With a cPanel Solo license, WHM users can manage a single cPanel account from the WHM interface. However, the cPanel Solo license limits the functionality that you would receive with a standard license. cPanel Solo license is implemented for those who only need one user to manage their hosting account. It can be used for a dedicated server as well as for a virtualized environment because cPanel solo license has the exact same features of these server licenses.
The official pricing for the monthly plan of cPanel Solo is $15.
Difference between cPanel Solo and the standard editions
The sole distinction between cPanel and cPanel Solo is within the variety of obtainable logins. Another difference that the cPanel Solo license limits the number of accounts to one which we have already discussed earlier, but you can create unlimited cPanel accounts by using the Dedicated and VPS licenses.
There are many situations where people only need a single website and needs a control panel to manage it. cPanel Solo is suited for these cases. But here reseller-specific features and multi-account functions etc. are not included. And the cPanel Solo license requires cPanel & WHM version 66.0.25 or later.
Servers that use a cPanel Solo license will not display the following interfaces.
1) Security Center
In Security Center section, the interface named Compile Access is removed from the cPanel solo license which allows you to disable your users’ access to the C and C++ compilers on your server.
In Resellers section, the interfaces Modify an Account (formerly Change Ownership of an Account), Change Ownership of Multiple Accounts, Email All Resellers, Manage Reseller’s IP Delegation, Manage Reseller’s Shared IP, Reset Resellers, View Reseller Usage and Manage Account Status are removed from the cPanel solo license which allows you to manage the reseller account. Since this license is using a single cPanel account.
3) Account Information
In the Account Information section, the List Suspended Accounts interface has been removed. This feature lists the server’s suspended accounts and allows you to unsuspend or terminate an account.
4) Account Functions
In the Account Functions section, the interfaces Email All Users, Manage Account Suspension, Show Active and Inactive Accounts has been removed.
5) Multiaccount Functions
In Multiaccount Functions, the interfaces change Multiple Sites’ IP Addresses, Modify/Upgrade Multiple Accounts are removed.
In transfers section, the interface Convert Addon Domain to Account has removed which allows you to convert an existing addon domain into a cPanel account.
7) System Health
In System Health section, Background Process Killer interface has removed from the cPanel solo license which allows you to select processes that the system will terminate when the upcp script calls the system maintenance script (/scripts/maintenance) every night.
In cPanel section, the interfaces Modify cPanel WHM News, reset a Mailman Password, Synchronize FTP Passwords has removed which This feature will attempt to repair FTP password issues.
Servers that use a cPanel Solo license will display a limited version of the following interfaces.
1) Account Functions
In the Account Functions section, create a New Account interface will allow you to create new cPanel accounts. But please note that If you already own at least one account and you attempt to create an account, you will receive Account Creation Status failed message.
2) Server Configuration
In the Server Configuration section, Tweak Settings interface the following settings have concealed.
Display: Number of accounts per page to display in “List Accounts”.
Domains: Allow cPanel users to create subdomains across accounts.
Domains: Allow WHM users to create subdomains across accounts.
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