What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing 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)
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 growing disorientated? We positively are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (principally created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting company is making use of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...