cPanel Website Hosting Unveiled
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
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Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number 1: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Downside No.3: A complete shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's an immense problem. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based website hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing transaction tool (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting vendor is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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 too...