cPanel Hosting Explanation
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The 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 website hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great 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)
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 confused? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Weak Side Number Three: A sheer absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to mention the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing platform (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|£16.16 / month||£12.55 / month||£6.72 / month|