Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how excellent 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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A complete shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the absolute shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...