What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to erase entirely 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 quite 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
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 growing nonplussed? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name management menus
Do we have to point out the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a marvelous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
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