What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "website hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all web hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 erase on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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 growing disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a modern domain management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great problem. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Downside No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...