cPanel Website Hosting Disclosed
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...