cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
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The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
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Simple math demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based web hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably met all web hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number Three: A thorough absence of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a big problem. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing platform (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the earnest clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...