cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied most web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A laughable domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Weak Side No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Sign No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, depending on the billing transaction system (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is availing of, the zealous users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...