cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
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Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful 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 quite simple to remove on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Examine for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 perplexed? We positively are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain management menus
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Problem No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel website hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially created for cPanel only) the cPanel website hosting service provider is making use of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...