How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good 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)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: A total shortage of domain management menus
Do we need to mention the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a huge downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark 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||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$3.25 / month||$4.25 / month||$8.75 / month||$12.50 / month|