Description of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel website hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace offer the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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)
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 growing baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Negative Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain management menus
Do we need to cite the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel website hosting provider. At times, based on the billing transaction tool (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to learn... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel website hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...