What Actually is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Problem Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain management sections
Do we have to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...