What Does cPanel Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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)
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 getting disorientated? We absolutely are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute deficiency of a modern domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...