cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We surely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a great weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...