What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Downside No.3: An absolute absence of domain management tools
Do we need to mention the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Many login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, 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|
|$3.99 / month||$5.55 / month||$9.99 / month||$13.99 / month|