For your information, it’s good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There’s no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one…
200k “website hosting service providers”, all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The website hosting “variety” and the website hosting “offerings” Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100’s of 1000’s of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular person who’s not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here’s where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That’s how big the assortment on today’s website hosting marketplace is… Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50…
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let’s not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names…
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely attentive not to delete completely 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 domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great 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 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)
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 disorientated? We certainly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains… Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number 3: A total deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we need to refer to the total absence of a modern domain management interface – a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names’ Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a “modern” GUI at all. That’s a vast shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out…
Negative Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That’s aside from the cPanel account login credentials you’ve been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: 120+ hosting Control Panel menus to get to know… fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It’s a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you’d better grasp them briskly… That’s way too impertinent on cPanel’s side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations: As far as we know, it’s not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too…