What Actually is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very inconsiderable business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which generates a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market furnish precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands worldwide will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably met most website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point No.1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located 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. Determine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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 unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Inconvenience No.3: An utter lack of domain administration tools
Do we need to refer to the sheer lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a vast inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Downside Number 4: Multiple user login places (min 2, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing tool (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain management section; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of three user login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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