What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to refer to the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting company. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting service provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...