What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name administration sections
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting corporations:
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 bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$3.75 / month||$6.25 / month||$12.50 / month|