What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary chap who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names worldwide will give you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most website hosting business requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We clearly are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too fatally.
Disadvantage Number Three: A thorough absence of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Many user login locations (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the avid customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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