What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market provide absolutely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are just a regular bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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)
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 bewildered? We clearly are!
Negative Side Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly reinforce their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: An entire shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we have to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense downside. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for an extra login to access the billing, domain and tech support management software platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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? Mark that one too...
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