cPanel Web Hosting Disclosed
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps covered most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
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)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting supplier is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...