What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace offer one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met most web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Drawback No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Predicament No.3: A complete shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" section at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Drawback Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting distributor is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain name management menu; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP menus to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...