What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 getting confused? We certainly are!
Problem No.2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Drawback Number 3: An utter absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to cite the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Small Business||Flexible Business||Biz Limited||Unlimited Business|
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||6 GB storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||125 GB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$7.86 / month||$12.50 / month||$6.07 / month||$16.58 / month|