What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an average guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly met most hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous 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)
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 getting nonplussed? We positively are!
Drawback No.2: The very same email folder setup
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irreparably.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain administration menus
Do we need to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a huge weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the devoted customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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