cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely 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 domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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)
Are you growing puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: An entire absence of domain management interfaces
Do we have to cite the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...