What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying absolutely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will offer you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side No.1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known 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 attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We positively are!
Weakness Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The email folder structure on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Negative Side Number Three: A total deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we need to mention the thorough absence of a contemporary domain manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management system? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing transaction system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the earnest users can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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