cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 getting confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Negative Side Number 3: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the utter absence of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting vendor is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...