cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably satisfied most hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 getting puzzled? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect No.3: A thorough absence of domain administration sections
Do we have to mention the total deficiency of a modern domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting distributor is making use of, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...