cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly 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 website hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
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Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 getting bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect No.3: A total lack of domain name administration options
Do we need to refer to the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...