What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 server, because they all are located 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 placed 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. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming baffled? We positively are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to mention the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting provider is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...