What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 getting puzzled? We positively are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Weakness No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...