What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark 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|
|$3.33 / month||$5.00 / month||$8.75 / month||$12.42 / month|