Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 clearly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Downside Number 3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is availing of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||1000 MB storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||50 GB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$8.66 / month||$12.16 / month||$5.99 / month||$16.66 / month||$5.83 / month|