What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to remove completely 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 domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how excellent 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)
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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Drawback Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Drawback No.3: A thorough lack of domain name management tools
Do we need to bring up the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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