What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on today's website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most web hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how fabulous 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 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We unquestionably are!
Predicament Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a vast drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for another login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...