What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "website hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of 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 merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage No.3: A sheer shortage of domain manipulation tools
Do we need to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting supplier. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...