cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 getting perplexed? We certainly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Drawback No.3: An entire lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting provider is utilizing, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: 120+ Control Panel areas to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...