Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Verify for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience No.3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$2.75 / month||$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|