cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Weakness No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Inconvenience Number 3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...