What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the server, because 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful 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)
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)
Are you growing baffled? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Downside No.3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Hosting corporation is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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