What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge 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 advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all web hosting business demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 getting puzzled? We clearly are!
Weakness Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: A thorough shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the entire lack of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Aspect Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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