How cPanel Hosting Operates
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which provides a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name management sections
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting company. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to grasp... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...