What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons 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 answered most web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 baffled? We surely are!
Drawback Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to mess things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to bring up the thorough lack of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the keen clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management section; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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