What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same thing: chiefly 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 entire hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names across the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all hosting market prerequisites. In short, 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 1: A laughable domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be very attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 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)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 puzzled? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same mail folder structure
The email folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Inconvenience Number Three: A thorough shortage of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the complete deficiency of a modern domain name administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. At times, based on the invoice transaction platform (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty CP menus to get familiar with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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