What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next 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 web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A total absence of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting firm is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...