cPanel Website Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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 terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Downside Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is using, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|€3.75 / month||€11.50 / month||€8.50 / month||€4.75 / month|