cPanel Website Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered all web hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 nonplussed? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Side No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense weakness. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...