cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel web hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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)
Are you becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Predicament No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to mention the thorough shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel web hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...