The Essence of cPanel Web Hosting
cPanel-based site hosting or... cPanel web hosting?!?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which provides a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the entire web site hosting market provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web page hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a hosting service virtually no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. 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 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "web space hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages . Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web site hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web site hosting marketplace is... Period.
|GrandBytes Hosting||Grande Hosting|
|Disk Storage||20 GB||Unlimited|
|Data Bandwidth||200 GB||Unlimited|
|Free Domain Registration|
The webspace hosting LOTTO we are all a piece of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based hosting supplier is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based site hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 growing bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very samemail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Downside No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty site hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web space hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web page hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...