Definition of cPanel Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
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Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, 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 web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous 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 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 growing baffled? We positively are!
Weak Side No.2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Weak Side Number Three: A sheer lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...