What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 perplexed? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute shortage of domain administration sections
Do we have to mention the complete lack of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
|11000 MB storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|200 GB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$3.58 / month||$10.67 / month||$16.58 / month|