What Precisely 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 furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just a regular fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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 domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing 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 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 growing disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness Number 2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the thorough absence of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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