What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete completely 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 domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain management tools
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is using, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted|
|$10.50 / month||$5.00 / month|