Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 domains, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 growing bewildered? We undeniably are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration tools
Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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