What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point No.1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain administration sections
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Downside Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the keen customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...