Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to remove 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 domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We surely are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Disadvantage Number 3: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Side No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting firm is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to learn... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...