How cPanel Website Hosting Functions
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 becoming confused? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to point out the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to use the billing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the billing system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
|Shared 01||Shared 02||Shared 03||Shared 04|
|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|
|$3.33 / month||$5.00 / month||$8.33 / month||$11.67 / month|