What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to erase entirely 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 very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 becoming puzzled? We certainly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing system (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...