What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number Two: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: An entire shortage of domain management options
Do we need to mention the complete lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Note that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|$8.33 / month||$3.75 / month||$12.00 / month||$2.75 / month|