What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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 fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 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 becoming confused? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain administration tools
Do we have to cite the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting distributor is making use of, the avid clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...