What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most website hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, 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 hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
Are you growing bewildered? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we need to point out the utter deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is using, the eager users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...