How Does cPanel Hosting Function?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
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 baffled? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting suppliers:
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 storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||5 websites hosted|
|$9.68 / month||$12.68 / month||$3.68 / month||$4.68 / month|