What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Observe for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 getting puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Weak Point No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the earnest customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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