What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site development processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps satisfied most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign No.1: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are situated 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you getting baffled? We unquestionably are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The same mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly fortify their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: An entire deficiency of domain manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the total shortage of a modern domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. Now and then, based on the billing tool (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is using, the keen users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name administration software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP areas to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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