Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, 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 two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 confused? We definitely are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A total lack of domain administration tools
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the billing system (principally developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|€3.55 / month||€12.50 / month||€8.74 / month||€4.64 / month|