cPanel Web Hosting Uncovered
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number 3: A total absence of domain name management options
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing system (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
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||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|$3.33 / month||$4.75 / month||$9.42 / month||$13.33 / month|