What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you growing disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Drawback Number 3: An absolute absence of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Remark that one too...