cPanel Hosting Definition
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly 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 offerings on the whole hosting marketplace furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to remove fully 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). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 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 becoming baffled? We positively are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too harshly.
Weak Point Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation options
Do we need to refer to the sheer shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting provider. Now and then, on the basis of the billing tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel web hosting firm is making use of, the keen users can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to memorize... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...