What Does cPanel Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 becoming baffled? We absolutely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Downside No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to cite the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Problem Number Four: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...