What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete fully 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 quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 doubtlessly are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming No.3: An absolute absence of domain management tools
Do we need to mention the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing system (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...