How Does cPanel Hosting Work?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, 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, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 becoming bewildered? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we have to bring up the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Predicament No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|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|
|$4.95 / month||$7.77 / month||$14.25 / month||$22.50 / month|