How Does cPanel Website Hosting Operate?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met all website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name management tools
Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ CP departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become 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 Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$7.70 / month||$13.95 / month||$20.95 / month|