What Precisely is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's hosting market is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Side Number Three: A complete absence of domain management sections
Do we need to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is using, the avid customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...