Description of cPanel Hosting
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
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The hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to 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 server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We undeniably are!
Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number Three: An entire lack of domain management options
Do we have to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting company is availing of, the ardent clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to get familiar with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...