What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
Unlimited websites hosted
5 websites hosted
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully 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 quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Problem No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the total shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...