What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web 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 website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k website hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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)
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 growing perplexed? We definitely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Problem Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...