cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two 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 "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide 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 name)
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 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)
Are you becoming disorientated? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Problem No.3: An absolute lack of domain management menus
Do we need to point out the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...