What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 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 getting perplexed? We certainly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An utter absence of domain name management menus
Do we have to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Inconvenience No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is using, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...