cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great 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)
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 name)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Problem Number Three: An entire shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Downside No.4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to get familiar with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...