Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most website hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 getting baffled? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
|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|
|$2.75 / month||$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|