Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: chiefly 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 offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing 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)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side Number 3: An utter absence of domain management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, 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|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month||$2.75 / month|