cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Weakness Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...