cPanel-based web site hosting or… cPanel-based website hosting?!?
For your information, it’s useful to be aware that most of the cPanel web site hosting offerings on the present web site hosting market are supplied by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which furnishes an enormous amount of different hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the entire site hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There’s no difference at all. Even the cPanel website hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/site hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web space hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one…
200,000 «web page hosting vendors», all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The site hosting «variety» and the hosting «offers» Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100’s of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who’s not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web page hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here’s where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web space hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That’s how big the assortment on today’s site hosting marketplace is… Full stop.
The web hosting LOTTERY we are all a piece of
Simple mathematics reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50…
The positive and negative points of the cPanel website hosting solution
Let’s not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most webspace hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names…
Weak Side Number 1: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that’s how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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.
Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel’s domain folder system 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)
- 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 growing bewildered? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The sameelectronic mail folder setup
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains… Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Predicament Number 3: A thorough absence of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to cite the absolute lack of a contemporary domain manipulation interface – a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains’ Whois information, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a «contemporary» section at all. That’s a colossal drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add…
Inconvenience Number 4: Many login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and tech support administration interface? That’s aside from the cPanel login credentials you’ve been already given by the cPanel web hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (especially designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting service provider is using, the earnest users can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management system; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web site hosting CP departments to memorize… swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It’s a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you’d better pick them up fast… That’s quite impertinent on cPanel’s side.