What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 growing confused? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Drawback No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we need to cite the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...