What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity 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 website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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 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 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 growing perplexed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too gravely.
Drawback No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management options
Do we have to cite the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...