Intel’s party is running out on laptops: in 2020 Qualcomm and (especially) AMD will stand up to the beast
Was it Post-PC? What was that about the Post-PC era? We are in 2020 and the PC is more alive than ever. It is true that every year they sell something less, but both desktop computers and especially laptops continue to advance in benefits, and there is no better demonstration than the one offered by a CES 2020 that, although it has not offered revolutions, if it has showed the good health of the segment.
In fact there is a twist in sight in the notebook market. Intel seems to have slept in the laurels, and its traditional omnipresence in these teams is now threatened by two rivals. Qualcomm is hitting a flank with its new Snapdragon 8cx, but it is AMD that has given a real punch on the table with some AMD Ryzen 4000 that could make things very complicated for Intel in this segment.
A market dominated (so far) by Intel
Any user who is looking for and capturing a laptop or convertible computer will encounter a disturbing situation: Intel’s absolute dominance makes the options vary in shape and substance, but do little in terms of the supply of available processors.
Cpanel follows in Plesk’s footsteps and adjusts prices with the excuse that “hardware is more powerful”
A few days ago we were able to see how those responsible for cPanel Store announced a change in the billing form of this panel for the hosting servers that use it. Thus, its managers ensure that the prices and licenses of the panels will become standard for all its customers, billing month by month and including multiple levels.
Responsible for cPanel ensure that, when the first business model was created, 20 years ago, the possibilities of the hardware were very different. Now, thanks to the optimization of software and hardware, it is possible to run hundreds of websites in a single virtual server and, therefore, it is absolutely necessary to readjust prices and the business model.
Until now, a single cPanel license could be used on a VPS, with an unlimited number of users. Thus, from the new business model, it is intended to create new levels so that hosting companies pay based on the number of users each server has, with limited panels based on the quota.
While until recently the standard license of these panels was $ 16 per month, from now on the base will start at $ 30 per month, with a limitation of 30 users. And who will pay this price? It is clear: the end users.
There are no alternatives to Cpanel and Plesk?
There are several alternatives to Cpanel and Plesk, and many in addition to open source such as, for example, Vesta, Webmin, Ajenti or ZPanel, to name a few. However, most of them are too simple and do not approach the possibilities or characteristics of these two commercial panels, or they are currently discontinued and, therefore, their use is not recommended.
The only viable alternative that could have stood up to these two alternatives is lxadmin, although since the suicide of its developer the truth is that it has been abandoned.
Therefore, there is no choice but to go through the hoop and assume the exorbitant price increase of the cPanel and Plesk licenses, an increase in prices that the user will end up paying. We will be attentive to the first price increases in the most popular web hosting.