What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
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The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all web hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A foolish domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain 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)
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 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 getting perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big problem. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is using, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...