What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met most web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase 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 simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We surely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: An utter lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction system (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to learn each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...