What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based hosting offers on today's website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next 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 delete on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We positively are!
Weak Side Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel hosting provider is using, the eager clients can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...