What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply 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%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled most web hosting industry demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience No.1: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number Three: A complete lack of domain name administration options
Do we have to point out the utter shortage of a modern domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth inconvenience. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Downside No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (especially built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the avid users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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