What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the present web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 growing confused? We surely are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Side No.3: A total lack of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting corporation. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting firm is making use of, the avid customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...