Description of cPanel Website Hosting
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
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The website hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The website hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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)
Are you getting perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Inconvenience No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the total deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number Four: Multiple login places (min two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based website hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing system (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel website hosting company is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty Control Panel menus to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...