What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled most website hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to remove entirely 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 simple to erase on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how wonderful 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)
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 perplexed? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Disadvantage Number 3: An utter absence of domain name administration sections
Do we have to cite the entire lack of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major downside. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is using, the zealous customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel areas to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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