What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
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Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely 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). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
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 growing baffled? We definitely are!
Weak Side No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Sign No.3: An utter absence of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the entire absence of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting vendor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (principally created for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...