What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present-day hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most website hosting market prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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)
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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too harshly.
Negative Point No.3: A thorough lack of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete absence of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is using, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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