What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. 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 web hosting marketplace provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied all website hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 marvelous cPanel's domain folder structure 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 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 getting nonplussed? We positively are!
Weak Point Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly reinforce their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Weakness Number Three: A thorough absence of domain administration sections
Do we have to bring up the absolute lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support management software platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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