1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations 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 all over the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We surely are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: An entire lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to bring up the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting supplier is using, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ hosting CP departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...