What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200k "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration tools
Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...