Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web 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 web hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We surely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the eager users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...