What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names all over the world will give you literally the same cPanel CP and platform, named in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. 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 Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered most website hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Check for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
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 doubtlessly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.
Inconvenience Number 3: An utter lack of domain name administration menus
Do we have to mention the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Side No.4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and technical support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing platform (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is using, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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