cPanel Web Hosting Defined
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 erase on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a modern domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP departments to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...