cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Predicament No.3: An utter deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 CP areas to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...