Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 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 getting confused? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Shortcoming No.3: An entire absence of domain management tools
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark 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|
|$4.58 / month||$6.25 / month||$10.42 / month||$14.58 / month|