Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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 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 name)
Are you growing perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Point No.3: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...