What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which generates an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing literally the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. 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 website hosting market provide literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly satisfied most website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number One: A stupid domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We doubtlessly are!
Weak Side Number 2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. At times, depending on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is using, the zealous customers can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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