How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled all web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|$18.33 / month||$20.83 / month||$8.33 / month||$2.75 / month|