What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 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)
Are you growing bewildered? We surely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder structure on the server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute lack of domain name administration tools
Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Downside No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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