Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 becoming baffled? We categorically are!
Downside Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Shortcoming Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we have to point out the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting company is availing of, the ardent clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...