What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied most web hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We certainly are!
Predicament Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting firm. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...