What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met all website hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A foolish domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 name)
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 getting bewildered? We categorically are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same email folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes firmly increase their faith in God when managing the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too badly.
Downside Number 3: An absolute lack of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the utter lack of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Multiple login places (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain and technical support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the eager users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain name management software solution; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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