What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply literally the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a normal guy who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A stupid domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, 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 web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 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 baffled? We absolutely are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A complete deficiency of domain manipulation tools
Do we have to mention the complete absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big downside. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Problem Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, based on the invoicing platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support section), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament No.5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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