cPanel Website Hosting Description
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete completely 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 simple to delete on the server, since they all are situated 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We clearly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: A sheer shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a gigantic disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback No.4: Many login places (minimum two, max 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...