What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just an average person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience No.1: A moronic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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 excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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)
Are you becoming baffled? We undeniably are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Downside No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain name management tool - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login places (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing transaction system (principally meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ Control Panel sections to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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? Remark that one too...
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