What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
Are you getting puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute lack of domain name management sections
Do we need to point out the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Predicament Number 4: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to learn... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...