How cPanel Website Hosting Operates
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average chap who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated 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. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you becoming perplexed? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same email folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management sections
Do we need to refer to the utter absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an enormous downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Inconvenience No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support administration system? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...