What Indeed is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly 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 whole website hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely 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 very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 growing perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$4.99 / month||$9.99 / month||$19.99 / month|