What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brands, yet supplying the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming Number One: A foolish domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, 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, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
Are you growing baffled? We categorically are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Negative Sign No.3: A total lack of domain name administration menus
Do we need to refer to the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain management platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing system (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them fast... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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