What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase 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 domain names are very easy to remove on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 becoming confused? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Predicament No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major problem. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the keen clients can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to become familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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