What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A stupid domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 name)
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 getting perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder system
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the zealous users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
|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|
|$2.88 / month||$3.83 / month||$7.67 / month||$10.92 / month|