cPanel Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 getting nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Side Number Three: An absolute lack of domain name management menus
Do we need to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting provider is making use of, the devoted users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...