What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 baffled? We categorically are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get to know... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$10.83 / month||$15.33 / month||$4.17 / month|