cPanel Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the hosting 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 is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 growing perplexed? We certainly are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Weak Side No.3: An utter absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many user login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is using, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 CP sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...