Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably fulfilled most web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
Are you getting nonplussed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Sign No.3: An entire deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is using, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...