What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Point Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ CP menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|$3.75 / month||$7.75 / month||$9.99 / month||$2.75 / month|