What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 getting disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Predicament Number 3: An entire absence of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the absolute absence of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is availing of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...