What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic 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 name)
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)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Downside Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to learn... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, 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|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$2.92 / month||$3.92 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|