What Does cPanel Website Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting corporation is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...