What is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative 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 answered all website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Predicament Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
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|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$8.33 / month||$16.67 / month||$20.83 / month||$5.83 / month|