Explanation of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting market provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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 getting puzzled? We positively are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same email folder configuration
The email folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Predicament Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain management interfaces
Do we need to point out the complete lack of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an enormous problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel hosting company is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them quickly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...