What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on today's hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We positively are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer lack of domain management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the complete absence of a modern domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction tool (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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