What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming No.1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 bewildered? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: A total shortage of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting supplier is using, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP menus to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...