What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify 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)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to cite the total lack of a modern domain administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...