cPanel Website Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting marketplace furnish one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all website hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 growing bewildered? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Many user login places (min two, max three)
How about the need for another login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting company. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting company is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...