What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 becoming confused? We surely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$4.00 / month||$5.00 / month||$8.50 / month|