What is cPanel Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
Are you getting baffled? We surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Side Number Three: An entire lack of domain name administration menus
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...