What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps answered most web hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove 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). 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 popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 disorientated? We categorically are!
Problem No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The email folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too harshly.
Downside No.3: A total absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to refer to the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (particularly invented for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is availing of, the keen customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 sections inside the CP. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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? Note that one as well...
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