cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the 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 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how great 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 name)
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 becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Drawback Number 3: An utter absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...