Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points 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 possibly satisfied most website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weakness No.3: A total shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side No.4: Many login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting company. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is using, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than 120 Control Panel menus to learn... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...