What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single 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%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how fantastic 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)
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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a vast drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weakness Number Four: Many login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...