What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely a normal guy who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing 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)
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 becoming nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Weakness No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: A complete deficiency of domain management interfaces
Do we have to bring up the thorough absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a considerable drawback. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Problem Number Four: Many login locations (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel sections to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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