cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting market furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to remove fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 getting bewildered? We definitely are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Problem Number Three: An absolute deficiency of domain management tools
Do we need to cite the total absence of a modern domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...