cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the present website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to remove completely 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 domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain name 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)
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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and tech support management system? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting supplier is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them briskly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...