cPanel Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase fully 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 quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 confused? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain name management tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...