What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all web hosting business requirements. 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 Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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)
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 nonplussed? We positively are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too gravely.
Downside No.3: An entire lack of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the sheer deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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