Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 confused? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a huge downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly meant for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty Control Panel areas to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...