What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to remove on the server, because 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming confused? We definitely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...