cPanel Website Hosting Defined
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mind that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, because 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 name)
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)
Are you growing nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Aspect No.3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting service provider is using, the ardent users can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...