cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most website hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A total absence of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...