What Does cPanel Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
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The web hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered all hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, 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 hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
Are you becoming baffled? We certainly are!
Downside Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name administration options
Do we have to cite the total lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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 as well...