cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new 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 remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how amazing 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: A total deficiency of domain management options
Do we need to mention the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based web hosting service provider. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel web hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...