What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same services: chiefly 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 entire web hosting market provide exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most web hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 baffled? We categorically are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: An entire absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting provider is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...