cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied most website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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 name)
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 bewildered? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder system
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number Three: A total shortage of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Hosting provider is utilizing, the keen users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|€9.17 / month||€12.50 / month||€3.58 / month|