Wow. Some serious attacks in this thread. Some of them down right uninformed and offensive. Whats up with that? You know, you trust, you love and you make money, using cPanel software. In mine and many other peoples opinion it is the best web hosting software. They go and add a new feature that could help your users get more traffic, but, because its an outside service all of a sudden cPanel is the bad guy? Why the quick turn on cPanel by some of you like this, I don't get it.
Why do you continue to insult our intelligence? What DO you get, if it is not revenue? You would not be so adamant about ramming this down our throats if there was not something going on behind the scenes. cPanel has never done this before and with good reason, so something changed.
Clearly the new management at cPanel has lost focus of why people chose cPanel in the first place over the other panels available, and why cPanel was able to grow and (as of now) remains as the market leader. cPanel used to listen to customer feedback. Sounds like they are deafened by the cash register at this point.
You complain about being insulted and then start firing off insults? There is no new management at cPanel that I'm aware of. No one is ramming
anything anywhere. To frame this like that is just insulting and incorrect.
I'm not sure about you, but most all of us are here, and using cPanel proudly, to put money in OUR cash registers. Why should cPanel be held to some higher standard than how you and I run our own businesses?
They offer us a damn fine product, I believe you already know this. This new feature adds more value to that. It adds more value to my hosting packages.
You insult us all with these types of comments and I for one don't appreciate being insulted, either. Just like you.
Says it basically doesn't matter what we think, we are getting it anyways. It sounds like this will be the first in many upcoming disappointments to to come, and we can expect additional 3rd party brands to appear.
Let's try and keep this thread on topic please. You're looking for what you think or assume is coming next which is not helpful here I don't think. That thread you link to, is this very thread, and it doesn't "basically" say that for me when I read the first post here in this thread.
So when it it is turned on by default, and a host doesn't notice this, and those customers see a brand new icon and click on it and then are converted into Attracta customers, who gets that commission?
Would that be cPanel by any chance? Or does the cPanel license owner get that commission automatically if no affiliate account is found? Or does Attracta get that 100% on anything that they upsell before we sign up as affiliates to the service?
From what is being said, Attracta would get 100% of that, but I think we all know that is very unlikely given the investment by cPanel to add this "feature."
Something doesn't add up. I think the term for that would be JDLR.
I can't answer this question properly, but your comments sound like you just don't trust cPanel, all of a sudden, for adding new features to their
product. JDLR, indeed. Your post that is.
If you don't register your host account, you'd get no commission, of course. I don't have to be an Attracta expert to understand that. Your users do not have to sign up, you don't have to sign up, you can disable the software. I'm not sure where this confusion stems from but this is not exactly new
news that Attacta was coming.
Troy McCasland | cPanel Video Site
Episode 23: Attracta at Hostingcon 2011 | cPanel Podcast
cPanel Conference 2011 - cPanel Inc.
cPanel Announces Bundling of SEO Tools by Attracta - cPanel Inc.
What's news here is, the time for this to happen, has arrived. In all fairness though, I think like others in this thread, I didn't pay too much attention to it as news came and went over the past year on it. Why bother, it sounded like a good idea then, it does even more now that I've seen it for myself. I for one am not shocked in any way about this news. cPanel did not just wake up last week and spring this on anyone.
I was at the cPanel Conference when this was announced and I sat in on Troy's wonderful Lightning talk that year as well. This is not new
news that Attracta was coming down the pipe to us.
This is basically free, highly targeted advertising for Attracta, in front of millions of eyeballs, and the host is the one who gets to pay for this advertising in the form of cPanel license fees. Unless they know about this feature, and unless they have opted out.
I think most of us find the "you can just turn it off" argument incredibly weak. I have to turn ON just about everything I want in cPanel. What changed?
What's incredibly weak? You do not have to turn ON just about everything
as you state, in cPanel. We, you and I turn OFF things not needed or wanted on every new server we roll out. I know I do. Services, features, of course we turn things off we don't want to be used. This is no different, so your comment here isn't exactly correct, IMO. Do you disagree?
Please explain how that is fair to your customers who pay license fees directly or indirectly to cPanel why they are obligated to advertise for a company they may know nothing about. Also how can I have my logo and link in cPanel set to on by default? Our affiliate program pays much better than Attracta does.
I don't want your logo in my users control panel. I have no idea what you sell with your affiliate program but if its hosting, why would anyone want your hosting link in their cPanel? The feature cPanel is adding that was announced last year
is useful for website owners who already have hosting. With you, and me. So your affiliate link doesn't make any sense in my
cPanel. This new feature, does make sense to me. (and I hope, money!)
Please explain how its fair for you to attack cPanel in several posts here now for adding features to their software? Yes you and I pay for cPanel software, but its still, cPanel software.
Thank you for taking the time to get in on this thread, its important that we all get a chance to have a say I think. But do us all a favor and please and try to keep this thread on a more professional level.
I'm just a mod on these forums, but my task here is to try and help keep these forums civil. I've been here for many years, like you, and have come to place my full support and respect in cPanel the product, and cPanel the company.
Let's talk about Attracta, why we like it or don't. Who's going to disable, or not. But please don't think that this thread was started for a few users to come by and kick cPanel around and insult us users that will take advantage of this feature. These forums, like your own forums, have guidelines.
As a lowly moderator here that helps keep these forums free of spam and problematic users for you, and your users too, I simply ask that you try and keep this civil and professional.
Most all of the valid questions have been answered. Some of them several times. I'm quite sure that cPanel will be happy to answer any other valid questions that arise from this thread, too.
Questions toward the Attracta product on how it works and so on, might be better asked of Attracta. Here in this thread works I guess, Troy visits these forums regularly, but picking up the phone and speaking directly to Attracta might be better.