cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The web hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met all web hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A foolish domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
Are you growing puzzled? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number Three: A complete shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Multiple login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting company is using, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...