What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. See for yourself how excellent 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 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 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 becoming confused? We positively are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete lack of domain name administration sections
Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...