cPanel Website Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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)
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 confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...