cPanel Hosting Defined
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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)
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 surely are!
Problem Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...