What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 disorientated? We definitely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, 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|
|$2.79 / month||$3.79 / month||$7.62 / month||$10.04 / month|