What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly 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 website hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We definitely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Downside No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting corporation is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...