How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, 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 server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic 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 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)
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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too badly.
Disadvantage No.3: A total absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting supplier is availing of, the eager clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||1 website hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$4.33 / month||$3.50 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|