cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up 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 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. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to bring up the absolute absence of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Predicament No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a fine idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...