What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how terrific 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)
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 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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Side No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, 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|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$2.75 / month||$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|