What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to erase entirely 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 domains are quite simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We absolutely are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when handling the email folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number 3: A total absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the thorough absence of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a big downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is using, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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