Explanation of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably covered most hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 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 name)
Are you becoming disorientated? We undeniably are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Drawback No.3: An absolute lack of domain administration sections
Do we need to cite the complete absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction tool (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is using, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...