Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most web hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We surely are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to mention the absolute deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based website hosting firm. At times, depending on the billing tool (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting company is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: 120+ web hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...