What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace furnish absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a regular person who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names in the world will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps covered most website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
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)
Are you becoming confused? We categorically are!
Shortcoming No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Problem Number Three: A thorough absence of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we need to point out the sheer absence of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a colossal weakness. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. At times, on the basis of the invoicing system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is using, the avid customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them rapidly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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