What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check 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 becoming baffled? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to mention the total lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting service provider is using, the keen clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
|1000 MB storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|10000 MB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$4.00 / month||$6.00 / month||$12.00 / month||$18.00 / month|