What Exactly is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 baffled? We definitely are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number 3: A total shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting company is utilizing, the avid users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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