What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 becoming confused? We categorically are!
Weakness No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: An utter shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
|15000 MB storage||50000 MB storage||Unlimited storage|
|125 GB bandwidth||300 GB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|A$3.50 / month||A$7.50 / month||A$11.25 / month|