Many times when people are new to hosting, they tend not to evaluate enough about the web hosting they want to use for their site other than the price and convenience. It’s no wonder that I come across some who want me to install wordpress for them using the hosting from their domain registrar such as Godaddy. Sure they can offer some cheap plans and it’s convenient having easy access to it from your account but I don’t really recommend having your hosting with your domain registrar. Keep the two separated.
Besides, Godaddy is known for being a great domain registrar not for their hosting. They have their own control panel which is just not the same as cPanel. Once you have tried cPanel, you won’t go back or to any other kind of control panel a hosting service may provide.
Here is why cPanel is the most popular control panel preferred by webmasters:
- ease of use in controlling and managing your website
- high functionality that works well with all browsers
- simple and fast to add subdomains, email accounts and install scripts
- organized tier structure to find things quickly
- has utility software like Fantastico that helps in installing a variety of programs
- back up storage facility which is especially great for a high traffic site in maintaining and storing backups
- web statistics that track the number of visitors, user experience and site rankings
So when you are selecting your web host, make sure to choose one that has cpanel hosting. You will be glad you did.