What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a great number of different web hosting brands, yet offering exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the assortment on the present-day website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides 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 covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra attentive not to delete fully 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 delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous 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 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 perplexed? We clearly are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Negative Side Number 3: A thorough absence of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the billing transaction platform (especially built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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