Need help deciding on correct cPanel license

petenorris

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Hello Forum;

Question 1: What kind of license do I need for a small hosting company or agency that sells WordPress hosting accounts to customers?

Question 2: Do I use the root WHM as the hosting company service provider or do I use a reseller account?

I have got one cPanel license. It is this license: cPanel Solo(R) Cloud (1 Account)

I have got two cPanel accounts:
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----- WEB HOSTING AND BILLING PLATFORM
I want to use the WHMCS (WHMCS | Web Hosting Automation Made Easy) web hosting and billing platform.

--- CLOUD SERVER PROVIDER
I am using the Linode cloud server provider. I have got a CentOS 7 operating system. I purchased the CentOS 7 operating system from the Linode marketplace. The Marketplace server was configured specifically for cPanel.

----- cPANEL UNIVERSITY
I have taken a couple of courses at the cPanel University. The courses I have taken provided good information but have not told me the information that I need to know. I hesitate to take many courses and still not get the information that I need.

I would appreciate any direction that someone may provide.

Thank you in advance.
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! I removed the domain and IP information as it's best not to include those for security reasons.

The license is really only determined by how many cPanel accounts you want to host, and what type of server you have. If you have a dedicated server, you'll need a Premier license. If you have a VPS server, you'll want to get an Admin or Pro license, depending on how many accounts you plan to have.

Your current two licenses are both cPanel Solo, which only support one cPanel account. That license type isn't going to work for hosting multiple sites, but you can upgrade your license through the cPanel Store at any time. Details on that can be found here: https://support.cpanel.net/hc/en-us/articles/360042237614-Upgrade-a-cPanel-WHM-License

Let me know if that helps!
 
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cPRex

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I'm not entirely sure how you have your sites structured, but the license itself isn't dependent on a reseller account. Any cPanel account can be turned into a reseller by root, but if you want to add more accounts to either server, both would need to be updated.