What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the keen users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ CP sections to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...