What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next 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 web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous 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 try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side No.3: A complete deficiency of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" menu at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Side No.4: Many login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and technical support administration tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing system (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively insolent 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? Remark that one too...
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