Thought this was on the cards when whmcs.com started resolving to cpanel.net servers a couple weeks ago. Looks like we've been sold down the river again, not everyone uses cPanel ya know
I'm surprised by that actually. Partnered didn't know meant moved. Odd. Matt why is you business not it's own? This does look a lot like sold not partnered.
could just basically mean cPanel bought shares in WHMCS Ltd. but look at other businesses like Vauxhall, Opal, Asda etc. all bought out and have they suffered NO, they still operate as normal, so even if WHMCS has been bought out does not mean any changes will be made. infact if you read they are actively recruiting more staff.cPanel, Inc., will now have a financial stake in WHMCS Ltd.
Good grief, the name servers are pointing at cPanel therefore they must have been sold, talk about a leap of assumption...
Congrats Matt. I will stop by to say hi in Boston. I was always hoping you guys would have some presence there. This is a start
We are small, but we are in webhost business during last 12 years.
We have been customers from rackshack (our first dedicated was a sun cobalt ), then adquired by ev1servers, then adquired by theplanet, and now adquired by softlayered. everytime it get worst for somes and getting better for others...
in control panels, we used modernbill2 to 4 version, until plesk adquire them, and destroyed a big billing software. There we move to whmcs
When pleskbillnig adquired modernbill, they said exactly the same.. "Ey we will support all software" but we all know that happened with modernbill (now pleskbilling)
I think that As cpanel was unsuccesfully creating his own billing software , they decide to buy whmcs (see http://job.listings.cpanel.net/x/detail/a2ldog93kwgy )
I hope that if Matt continues as CEO , it will be a good move, that if cpanel take 51% it will not be good for market.
Important: We use cpanel - directadmin (few servers) and kloxo , also vps.net , also using enom and resellerclub , using 9 gateways. we love whmcs, but we see modernbill to die, we would not like to happen same thing to whmcs.
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Look I understand people get jittery when these sort of announcements come out but don't read between the lines. All that has happened here is that cPanel have invested in WHMCS allowing them to grow and benefit from cPanels infrastructure. There is a world of difference between this and selling out.
With the amount of information that has been released so far by WHMCS/cPanel it is impossible to even predict what changes (if any at all) are being made but a quick check at companies house shows that there has been no change in the shareholder agreement nor management structure meaning things are exactly as they were before, just with some money invested in the company.
Believe me, if it had been Parallels making this announcement I would be running a mile but cPanel are a rock solid company for both support and transparency and I for one think this is a fantastic bit of news which can only mean good things for us all.