What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market provide one and the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly satisfied most website hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 becoming nonplussed? We certainly are!
Negative Side Number 2: The very same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign No.3: A sheer absence of domain name administration menus
Do we need to mention the sheer deficiency of a modern domain administration tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to access the billing, domain and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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