Description of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Weakness No.2: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Drawback Number 3: A total absence of domain name management tools
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is using, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...