What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 perplexed? We certainly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: An utter absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...