What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point No.1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 growing confused? We categorically are!
Downside Number Two: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is availing of, the zealous clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...