Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Problem No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to cite the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is making use of, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...