cPanel Hosting Description
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are merely a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 getting baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Weakness No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to cite the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting firm. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting corporation is making use of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...