cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to delete 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 simple to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domain names, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 categorically are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting firm is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, 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|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|$5.86 / month||$9.58 / month||$14.19 / month||$4.17 / month|