For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web page hosting offers on the contemporary web page hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller webspace hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a website hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web space hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web site hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k webspace hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel site hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary web space hosting market is... Full stop.
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most webspace hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase 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 domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are set up 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We categorically are!
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
How about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the site hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...