cPanel Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
125 GB bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
300 GB bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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 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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Weak Side No.3: An utter shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...