Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name 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 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 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)
Are you becoming baffled? We positively are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to mention the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast predicament. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting provider is utilizing, the keen clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...