What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
Are you becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Point Number Three: A complete shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...