What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting brands, yet supplying precisely the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are situated 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 placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We categorically are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Disadvantage Number 3: An entire absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. At times, based on the invoicing platform (particularly devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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