What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent 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)
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)
Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the total absence of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (particularly developed for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...