What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a very insignificant business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
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Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 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 modish and possibly answered all website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
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 growing bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Point No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we have to mention the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing system (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the eager clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...