1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely 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 domains are very easy to delete on the web 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 name is a folder placed 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. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. At times, based on the billing tool (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...