How Does cPanel Web Hosting Function?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely 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 web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We certainly are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Problem No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing system (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the eager clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
|50 GB storage||75 GB storage||100 GB storage||300 GB storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||750 GB bandwidth||1 TB bandwidth||1 TB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||4 websites hosted||7 websites hosted||15 websites hosted||100 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|€8.25 / month||€11.25 / month||€20.00 / month||€43.33 / month||€83.33 / month||€582.50 / month|