What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly 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 entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete 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 quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weakness No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ Control Panel areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
|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|
|$3.25 / month||$4.98 / month||$8.98 / month||$12.98 / month|