What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 puzzled? We categorically are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to point out the sheer absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable problem. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (principally invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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