cPanel Web Hosting Unmasked
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Drawback No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Problem Number Three: An utter absence of domain name management menus
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the ardent users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, 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|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|€3.77 / month||€4.60 / month||€7.96 / month||€10.81 / month|