Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 confused? We clearly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Weakness Number Three: A complete lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...