What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting vendors 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 worldwide will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific 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)
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 baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number Three: An absolute absence of domain administration sections
Do we have to bring up the entire absence of a modern domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting service provider is availing of, the eager clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...