What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic 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 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)
Are you getting confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...