What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly answered most web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
Are you getting puzzled? We positively are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough lack of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete lack of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the billing, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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