What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 becoming disorientated? We undeniably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is using, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||1 website hosted|
|$4.25 / month||$8.83 / month||$12.50 / month||$3.25 / month||$4.50 / month|