What Does cPanel Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Predicament No.2: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Disadvantage Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting vendor is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...