What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same services: 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 whole web hosting marketplace provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number 1: A stupid domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 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 surely are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Downside Number 3: A sheer deficiency of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the trouble ticket support interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's quite impudent 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 aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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