Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered all website hosting industry requirements. 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 domains...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number 3: A complete lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|A$11.58 / month||A$17.95 / month||A$6.58 / month|