Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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 getting nonplussed? We categorically are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Shortcoming Number 3: A complete shortage of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to bring up the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting vendor is availing of, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...