What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the present hosting market are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all website hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, 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 web 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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)
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 surely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number 3: A sheer absence of domain management sections
Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Many user login places (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...