Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "web hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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 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 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 getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter lack of domain administration menus
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based web hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoicing tool (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...