What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly covered most hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 growing puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the absolute shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is making use of, the earnest users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...