What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on today's website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably satisfied most website hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: An imbecilic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since 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 name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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 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 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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We surely are!
Downside No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too fatally.
Shortcoming Number 3: An entire absence of domain management options
Do we have to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Drawback Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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