What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 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)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Downside No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain management menus
Do we have to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is making use of, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...