What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it’s good to know that the majority of the cPanel Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There’s no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one…
Two hundred thousand “Hosting service providers”, all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Hosting “diversity” and the hosting “offers” Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000’s of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who’s not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here’s where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That’s how huge the variety on today’s hosting marketplace is… Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty…
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let’s not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names…
Problem Number One: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that’s how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel’s domain folder structure is:
public_html (here edrichost.net is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of edrichost.net)
public_html/indonesia.edrichost.net (an add-on domain name)
Are you getting disorientated? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names… Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute absence of domain administration sections
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain administration tool – a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains’ Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a “modern” interface at all. That’s a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out…
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management system? That’s aside from the cPanel login credentials you’ve been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to become acquainted with… fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It’s a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you’d better get to know them briskly… That’s inordinately arrogant on cPanel’s side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it’s not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too…