What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it’s useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There’s no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one…
200,000 “web hosting corporations”, all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
3000 GB bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
The web hosting “variety” and the web hosting “offers” Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100’s of 1000’s of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a normal fellow who’s not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here’s where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That’s how big the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is… Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty…
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let’s not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names…
Downside No.1: An idiotic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel’s domain name folder structure 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 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 nonplussed? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names… Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Inconvenience No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to point out the total lack of a modern domain administration platform – a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains’ Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a “modern” section at all. That’s a colossal shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add…
Inconvenience No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That’s beside the cPanel account login credentials you’ve been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to become familiar with… promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It’s a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you’d better learn them fast… That’s extremely insolent on cPanel’s side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it’s not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too…