What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most website hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, 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)
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 perplexed? We certainly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: An entire lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we need to cite the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a gigantic inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Downside No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and tech support management section? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is using, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Point No.5: More than 120 hosting CP areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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