cPanel Hosting Unveiled
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 becoming puzzled? We surely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...