Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A stupid domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 becoming bewildered? We categorically are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation options
Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support administration interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting service provider is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...