Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes a big quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally 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 web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met all web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The email folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number 3: An absolute shortage of domain management sections
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting corporation is using, the ardent clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...