cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness No.1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up 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 located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" menu at all. That's an enormous weakness. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...