What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? 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 absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting corporation is using, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, 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|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||15 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$5.42 / month||$8.33 / month||$13.38 / month||$19.08 / month|