cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most web hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely 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 erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Predicament Number Three: A total deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...