cPanel Hosting Description
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "website hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
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The website hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met most hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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 nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Drawback Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to mention the utter absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a major drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing platform (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...