Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one 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...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled all website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 baffled? We clearly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A thorough lack of domain administration options
Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration interface; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel menus to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...