What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most website hosting market demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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)
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 nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number Three: A sheer absence of domain management menus
Do we have to point out the entire deficiency of a contemporary domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Drawback Number Four: Many login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get to know... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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