What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, 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 placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 getting confused? We positively are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Inconvenience Number 3: A total lack of domain name management menus
Do we have to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense weakness. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction system (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...