cPanel Hosting Unmasked
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the 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 name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a big problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing system (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting provider is making use of, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, 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|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$10.57 / month||$20.57 / month||$7.00 / month|