What Indeed is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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 name)
Are you becoming perplexed? We definitely are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Weakness Number 3: An entire absence of domain name administration options
Do we have to point out the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to memorize... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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