What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We surely are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP sections to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|A$9.17 / month||A$18.33 / month||A$22.50 / month||A$5.83 / month|