cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number Three: An utter lack of domain management GUIs
Do we need to point out the utter lack of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a great downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the devoted clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...