Do not apply "per core" pricing

VHC Ltd shared this idea 6 months ago
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As one of most famous web server manager has done recently, please don't follow this bad example. This kind of pricing model is killing our business, and yours... Your other product, Plesk didn't applied this stupid pricing model.

Please keep SolusVM pricing model.

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While I understand the need per core pricing model, the current price is not affordable.

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i couldnt agree more .... the pricing model may make sense in the short term but in the long run your clients will look for alternative i know we are.

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I don't think the model is bad just the current cost per core. A lot of vendors use per core models. Five euros a core is the steep part figuring my hosts are 32 core hosts that would mean 160 euros compared to $10 a slave is a large jump at 1 euro a core that would still be a 3x jump in revenue but imo would be much more tolerable as that would only take 1 vps per core pay an extra euro to recoup the management cost. I would say the better route would be a base host plus vm cost as it would allow for more revenue generation for everyone and scale based off client size.

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Yes, the current pricing model is not really good. We've been using SolusVM since 2014 and have already dissolved around 10 nodes (switched to Proxmox), as SolusVM v1 will surely be discontinued at some point and we won't switch to Solus.io at this price.

We have a lot of cases where individual nodes need to be temporarily replaced (e.g. hardware defects or strange behavior), so we take a server that is free, install SolusVM on it and live migrate the servers to the new server.

It would be very inconvenient if we now also need to look which server we are installing temporarily so that it doesn't get too expensive. We also have servers with many cores.

The price model will certainly not change much. If you are currently using SolusVM and don't agree with the new pricing model, you should look for alternatives, even if SolusVM is supposed to remain in place, according to Plesk.

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yeah the per core price is too costly... most solusVM providers will find it hard to justify moving to solus.io, since standard E3 CPU server with 4 cores -> 20 euro -> $40/m AUD when currently its $10 usd and the way the current economy is with most currencies falling for the budget provider will be a deal breaker unless you give hosting providers discounts who have multiple lic/cores

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Yes, this is so stupid. Some customers who use Solusvm do not have much funds (as far as I ask friends who use Solusvm around me to understand), if the software license fee is calculated according to the hardware configuration, then many customers will be lost Part of the advantage of Solusvm before is the corresponding functional stability and price. If the software license fee is calculated according to the hardware configuration, many customers will not be able to afford such a price and then switch to other similar software. If this continues, the SolusIO customer base will gradually turn into large commercial customers, and the original Solusvm customer conversion rate will become very low. Maybe SolusIO hopes so, But the reality is that many large commercial customers will develop their own cloud platforms similar to SolusIO in order to ensure code and technology controllability, then the development of SolusIO is bound to be greatly affected, So calculating software license fees based on hardware configuration is a very stupid decision!

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Please keep SolusVM pricing model.

management server $10 per month / each compute resource node $2.50 per month.

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We would certainly not use Solus.IO if the pricing model isn't changed to be lower and more in line with what we pay now for SolusVM. There are a lot of alternatives to SolusVM and if the price was kept so high, I can see them pushing to take a lot of Solus customer base.

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I know it's not solusvm so I can understand that continues support for old solusvm doesn't make any sense if the pricing remain same.

But the $5 per core pricing is insane and showing greed of your shareholders.


I would suggest at least you can do the same as cpanel did. I mean $0.20 per vm. It's still high but at least acceptable for many of us.


Just imagine your present pricing cost a 32 physical core node $160/month

But with $0.20/vm and 120 vm on that same node will cost $24/month. High but acceptable


It will be a win win situation for you and for us

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The per-core pricing model is what made my company switch from onapp to solusvm.

We are never going to use solusio with this pricing model.

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I agree and Proxmox is better choice if solusio doesn't change it's pricing model.

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This new model represents a 10-20x increase in cost. a lot of VM companies that have low-end servers, could never afford that.

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Our customers just wouldn't like that increase, especially on a "new" product which might be underused for the amount it costs.

Looks like we will stick with SolusVM until a competitor sees this as the perfect time to up their game and create a better VM manager!

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I'm sure that at some point plesk will announce they will stop solusvm and force us for Solus.io


So it's better to move before they force us.

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Had the same thought, investigating good simple options. Virtualizor is a little too overly complicated for end users which is a shame as lots of features. Will need to sit down and do some thinking!!

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Well in that case Vmmanager is the best option. It's almost have all option of new solus and support is also great.


But their billing integration modules are not that good. So provider have to create their own. It's not difficult but jusf need more time and resources

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Cheers, will have a look at their demo!

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Hello Jonathan and Som! :)


Do you have discord to talk about this subject?

Thanks,

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@VHC Ltd

Yes I we have.

Search for VIRIDWEB#9239

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@VHC Ltd

My direct one is: JonOnTheWeb#2093

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The are not gonna change the pricing. They are a company and we all know companies will never care about their clients.


Did you ever see any of their representative respond here? They should have communicate with people to understand what we want to say. But they will not

They only care about money. They only know how much they can squeeze their client.

So either virtualizor or Proxmox is what we are going to use

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Solus.io needs to formulate pricing Model that needs to be cheaper or closer to what SolusVM charges accordindly for VM

This is Higly Important - as ppl opted solusVM to be cheaper as well , so once solution is more advance and with less price its obvious for existing customer to move towards it

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I do not think it should be cheap because it would be a far better product than solusvm. What I would like though, is not. a PER CORE pricing. I think a per VM would work better..... Like SolusVM but I would agree that prices are very cheap for such a good software. I would be willing to pay about 15 USD if I had around 20 instances if it is a superior product. If you do what cPanel did by increasing pricing, many people are just going to stop using your product and look for alternatives. Like what is happening now. It got so expensive many people and providers are using direct admin and free ones like vesta cp.


Regards!

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if anyone has a plesk partner agreement to resell plesk then you can get a good discount if you buy the license through plesk partner centre.

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