What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase completely 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 remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 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 growing confused? We undeniably are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too harshly.
Disadvantage No.3: An absolute lack of domain management menus
Do we have to cite the utter absence of a modern domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the earnest users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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