What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you growing puzzled? We definitely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$2.75 / month||$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|