What Indeed is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 baffled? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the sheer shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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