What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably answered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify 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 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Drawback Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to cite the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a considerable predicament. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the billing system (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...