What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. 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 give you the very same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present-day hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all website hosting business preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 name)
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)
Are you growing perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name management tools
Do we need to bring up the entire shortage of a modern domain management platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain name management user interface; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel sections to pick up... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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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