How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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 terrific 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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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 nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...