How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe 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 name)
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 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 surely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: A complete lack of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is availing of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to learn... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|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|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$2.75 / month||$3.75 / month||$7.50 / month||$9.99 / month|