What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a normal bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to delete 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 very simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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 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 confused? We certainly are!
Negative Point Number Two: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Point Number 3: An utter lack of domain management sections
Do we have to refer to the total absence of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's a vast downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP areas to become familiar with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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