What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which provides a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet providing literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a normal person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brand names across the world will give you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific 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)
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 growing baffled? We positively are!
Negative Side Number Two: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too seriously.
Problem Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to mention the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Downside Number Four: Many user login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the enthusiastic users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: 120+ web hosting CP menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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