What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which provides a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole website hosting market supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove completely 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you becoming bewildered? We categorically are!
Negative Point No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too severely.
Shortcoming Number Three: A total lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we have to refer to the thorough lack of a modern domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" menu at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Multiple login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is using, the keen clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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