What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Inconvenience No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...