What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great 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 becoming disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Weakness Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter deficiency of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (principally intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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