What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present 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 200,000+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps answered most hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 becoming confused? We surely are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we have to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting distributor is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...