What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most website hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the invoicing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting vendor is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...