What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average guy who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the current website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most website hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Inconvenience No.3: A total shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing tool (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the eager users can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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