Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly satisfied all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the sheer absence of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting vendor. At times, depending on the billing system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the ardent clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...