cPanel License clarification

Hello, in creating a droplet with “cPanel & WHM® for AlmaLinux 8”. Do I still need a cPanel license or is it already included?

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December 14, 2023

Heya @liewilynbaynosa,

You get a free trial, if I’m not mistaken a 14 days one however after that you would still need to pay for the License.

Sadly cPanel is a third-party service which DigitalOcean is not managing thus you having to play the License on your own.

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December 14, 2023

Hello @liewilynbaynosa

You’ll need to get a cPanel license in order to continue using cPanel after the 15-day free trial.


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December 13, 2023


When you create a Droplet with cPanel & WHM® for AlmaLinux 8 from the DigitalOcean Marketplace, it’s important to know that while the Droplet comes with cPanel installed, the license is not included.

cPanel is a separate entity. This means that you will need to acquire a cPanel license independently. cPanel, being a premium control panel tool, requires a valid license to function properly.

You can purchase this license directly from cPanel or through other authorized resellers.

Once you have your license, you can easily add it with your Droplet and start managing your web hosting environment effectively.



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