How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: An utter lack of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to point out the sheer shortage of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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...