What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps satisfied most web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very careful not to erase 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 easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 doubtlessly are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the total deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a great weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side No.4: Many login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them promptly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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