cPanel Web Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
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 subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Drawback No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration menus
Do we need to refer to the total lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$3.83 / month||$5.08 / month||$10.08 / month||$14.33 / month|