What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all website 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...
Drawback Number One: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
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 definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total absence of domain manipulation options
Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, 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 hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...