cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weakness Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...