What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered all web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
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 bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$12.50 / month||$8.83 / month||$4.25 / month|