What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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. See for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We undeniably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Disadvantage No.3: A thorough absence of domain name management options
Do we need to cite the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a colossal disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting provider. Now and then, based on the billing tool (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...