cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Predicament No.3: A sheer absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...