What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current hosting market are furnished by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very careful not to erase completely 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 domains are quite simple to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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)
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 growing nonplussed? We positively are!
Negative Point No.2: The same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too fatally.
Negative Side Number 3: A total shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name management platform - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" menu at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (especially tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel departments to learn... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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