What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike 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 Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 puzzled? We absolutely are!
Predicament Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to mention the complete shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$3.49 / month||$4.99 / month||$10.82 / month|