If price is the primary concern, we can never compete with our own free product, Virtualmin GPL.
I’d be curious what control panel is cheaper (while still being competitive with Virtualmin GPL, not to mention Virtualmin Professional) in this context?
Also, it sounds like you’re accustomed to the cPanel “subdomain” account type, so you may wish to enable it in the Module Configration “Defaults for new domains” section. The option is labeled “Allow creation of sub-domains?”. It’s disabled by default, since most folks who aren’t coming from cPanel are just baffled by the concept (for one, it conflates the word “subdomain” with an account type, when really, a subdomain is just another name, and for another it puts contents into public_html/subdomain, which is baffling in and of itself).
And, of course, if you do find that this isn’t a workable issue for you and upgrading to the 250 domain license isn’t an option, we’ll be happy to issue a full refund. I’m afraid there’s not much we can do about pricing on this one: Different content is what we count, and a sub-server or sub-domain has different content. We never want anyone to feel like they aren’t getting great value out of Virtualmin.
Not if you want to be cheap atleast..
No, I’m afraid we don’t want to be cheap. I hope I’ve never said or done anything to give you that impression.
What we do want to be is the most powerful web server control panel in the world, and the best value for the majority of people who need a full-featured web server control panel.
Our free product is, by far, the “cheap” option (I’d hate to be a low end competitor competing with Virtualmin GPL–it’s already more powerful than cPanel or Plesk, and for the second tier products, there’s not even really any comparison), and we don’t want to compete with ourselves.