What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, 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 domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous 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 name)
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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We positively are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too gravely.
Predicament Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (principally invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is availing of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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