cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the contemporary hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we have to cite the entire lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...