What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered all website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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)
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 perplexed? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute absence of domain administration sections
Do we need to mention the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is using, the eager users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...