cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to remove fully 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 domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We absolutely are!
Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Inconvenience No.3: A complete lack of domain management sections
Do we need to mention the sheer lack of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...