cPanel Website Hosting Explained
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally 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 web hosting market provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
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The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands worldwide will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain 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)
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 nonplussed? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total deficiency of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a mammoth drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...