What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big 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 Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weakness No.3: A total absence of domain name administration sections
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting service provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||300 GB storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||3000 GB bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|€4.17 / month||€6.87 / month||€12.03 / month||€35.01 / month|