What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We definitely are!
Downside Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to bring up the total absence of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number Four: Many login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Hosting firm. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting service provider is using, the avid users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to learn... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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