What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's hosting market are supplied by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra watchful not to erase completely 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 domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fabulous 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 name)
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)
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 name)
Are you getting disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage No.2: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: An utter deficiency of domain name management options
Do we need to bring up the total lack of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the billing, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the invoice transaction platform (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty CP departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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