Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located 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 situated 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 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 puzzled? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$2.75 / month||$12.00 / month||$8.33 / month||$3.75 / month|