Have questions? Call now!(ID:240226)+1-855-211-0932
HomeHosting ArticlesWhat Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?

What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?

$3.75 /mo

Standard Plan

  • Unlimited Data Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • 5 Domains Hosted
  • 30-Day Free Trial

For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named

The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.

The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...

The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution

Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup

If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!

Weak Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system

The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.

Inconvenience Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration interfaces

Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...

Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to learn... fast

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...

Standard Group Business Pro Start-up
Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted Unlimited websites hosted Unlimited websites hosted 1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial 30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month $8.33 / month $12.00 / month $2.75 / month