How cPanel Website Hosting Works
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: A thorough absence of domain administration options
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$9.95 / month||$5.95 / month||$12.95 / month|