How cPanel Web Hosting Works
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met most hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove 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). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 growing confused? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Problem Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the complete lack of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$8.33 / month||$16.67 / month||$20.83 / month|