cPanel Hosting Uncovered
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: 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 marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: A total deficiency of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting company is availing of, the eager users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...