What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very careful not to delete completely 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 easy 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 nonplussed? We definitely are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Problem Number 3: An utter shortage of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...