How Does cPanel Web Hosting Work?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful 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 perplexed? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: An absolute absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting company. At times, depending on the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$8.33 / month||$16.67 / month||$20.83 / month||$5.83 / month|