cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website 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 alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will give you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to erase 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
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 confused? We definitely are!
Problem Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Drawback Number Three: A thorough lack of domain management interfaces
Do we have to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...