What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met all website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great 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 name)
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)
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 growing puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is using, the zealous customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 CP sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting 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|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||5 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month||$2.75 / month||$4.58 / month|