What In Fact is cPanel Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
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Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete 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 is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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)
Are you growing confused? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Problem Number Three: An utter absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...