Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around 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 named
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 becoming bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (particularly conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting corporation is using, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...