cPanel Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current website hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: mainly 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 entire web hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We positively are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter absence of a modern domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing system (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...