cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. 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 website hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because 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 situated 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. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We definitely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: A total lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...