What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We positively are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: An absolute lack of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we need to cite the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is making use of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...