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What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the current hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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)
Are you growing bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...