What is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered most web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A stupid domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We undeniably are!
Problem No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weakness No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration tools
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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