What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business segment, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled all hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: An imbecilic domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove 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 domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup 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)
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 confused? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Predicament Number 3: An absolute deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we have to bring up the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big problem. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number 4: Many user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (especially made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the devoted users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than one hundred and twenty CP sections to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's excessively impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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