Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most web hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 growing puzzled? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Inconvenience No.3: An utter absence of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is using, the keen users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...