What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps answered most website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 becoming puzzled? We surely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: A total shortage of domain management options
Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Problem No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support management section? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing platform (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is using, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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