After much consideration, cPanel has decided to offer Enkompass free of charge beginning October 12, 2011. cPanel Vice President of Product Development Ben Thomas made an announcement today during cPanel Conference about the plans for the future of Enkompass.
Thomas told the audience that although Enkompass is considered a stable, mature, and feature-packed product that is capable of enterprise- and production-level hosting, sales and distribution have not met expectations.
“All options for moving this product mainstream were considered, but ultimately the decision was made to move Enkompass to a no-cost control panel,” Thomas said.
With major concepts such as unlimited reselling, robust APIs, familiar interfaces, and multi-server technology, Enkompass was, and is, the most powerful Windows shared hosting product on the market. Coupled with familiar automation processed and Microsoft technologies, Enkompass has the ability to become the next de facto Windows control panel for web hosting providers.
Following a final release in Q4 of 2011, major feature development will slow, but our teams will continue to fix bugs and hot patches.
cPanel, Inc, remains healthy, strong, and focused on delivering mainstream hosting automation solutions. As part of the efforts in making Enkompass free of charge, cPanel will free internal resources, teams, and increase development hours on this product and other projects.