What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brand names in the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are situated 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 located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 nonplussed? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too fatally.
Weak Point Number Three: A thorough deficiency of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to bring up the absolute deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. At times, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the eager users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them promptly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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