What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on today's hosting marketplace are generated by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, 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 situated 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We certainly are!
Drawback Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Downside Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration sections
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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