What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace supply the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all hosting market prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 domain names, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you getting puzzled? We positively are!
Downside Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to refer to the utter deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the billing system (particularly intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the devoted customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP departments to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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