What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a regular chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names across the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably satisfied most web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new 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 server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete 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)
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)
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 becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Downside Number Three: A total lack of domain administration options
Do we need to refer to the sheer deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is using, the avid clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them fast... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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