cPanel Hosting Defined
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. 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 marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. 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, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to learn... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...