Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove 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 domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 getting bewildered? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: An absolute absence of domain name administration tools
Do we need to mention the entire absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting firm. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting distributor is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...