cPanel Web Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We undeniably are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Downside Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...