cPanel Hosting Revealed
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 growing confused? We surely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Predicament Number Three: A total absence of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...