Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands in the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting industry preconditions. 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...
Weak Side Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing 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 name)
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 getting nonplussed? We surely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration menus
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ hosting CP areas to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, 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? Mark that one too...