What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered all website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 getting baffled? We surely are!
Weak Point No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing transaction system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...