What Does cPanel Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting
brands, yet providing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Since at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service
almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel-based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
5 websites hosted
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows us boil down to the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular bloke who's not well aware of (like the majority of us) the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact, power the various domain names
and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there are. These days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? More than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety in the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that chance upon a non-cPanel-based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in 2001-2004, cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain
to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server since they all are set up in the root folder of the default domain, the very well-known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 puzzled? We surely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains. Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big weakness. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum three)
Besides the cPanel user account login credentials you've already provided by the cPanel hosting provider. What about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain, and technical support administration software solution? Sometimes, based on the billing platform (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is making use of, the eager users can end up with two different login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001. Note that one too.