What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons 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 probably covered most hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase 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 domains are quite easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how good 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 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)
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 getting confused? We clearly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Weakness No.3: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP areas to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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