What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A stupid domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be ultra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
Are you growing perplexed? We categorically are!
Weak Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Side No.3: A total shortage of domain name manipulation interfaces
Do we have to refer to the utter absence of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, modify/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Negative Point Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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