What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
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The hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A total shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the billing platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...