Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Quite 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 a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to remove fully 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 domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Weak Side No.3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is using, the avid clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...