cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to erase fully 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the web hosting 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 name)
Are you getting confused? We absolutely are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Downside Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to cite the entire absence of a modern domain administration platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...