cPanel Web Hosting Defined
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably fulfilled most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 getting disorientated? We undeniably are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the entire absence of a modern domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is making use of, the avid users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...