Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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)
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 confused? We positively are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number 3: A complete lack of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...