What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name management sections
Do we need to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is using, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...