What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
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 getting confused? We categorically are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number Three: A complete absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|