What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting market are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just an ordinary fellow who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how good 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)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Negative Point Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Problem Number 3: A complete deficiency of domain management tools
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Downside Number Four: Numerous user login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than 120 CP menus to get to know... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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