What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
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 modish and presumably answered all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain 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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Predicament Number Three: A total deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting company is utilizing, the keen users can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||10 GB storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||250 GB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||5 websites hosted|
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