How cPanel Web Hosting Operates
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We categorically are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...