Call us!(ID:228662)+1-855-211-0932
HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesWhat is cPanel Web Hosting?

What is cPanel Web Hosting?

$4.00 /mo

Standard Plan

  • Unlimited Data Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • 1 Domain Hosted
  • 30-Day Free Trial

For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only 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 2%, mind that one...

Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...

Disadvantage No.1: An idiotic domain folder system

If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing 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 name)
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)
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 growing baffled? We undeniably are!

Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder setup

The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.

Weak Point Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name administration tools

Do we need to point out the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...

Downside Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max 3)

What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly

cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:

As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...

Standard Ultimate Premium Enhanced
Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted Unlimited websites hosted Unlimited websites hosted 5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial
$4.00 / month $12.50 / month $10.00 / month $5.00 / month