What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing niche, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different hosting brands worldwide will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps met all web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage No.1: A ludicrous domain folder arrangement
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 new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder structure is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
Are you getting puzzled? We clearly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: An entire deficiency of domain administration sections
Do we have to cite the utter absence of a modern domain name manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big drawback. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support interface), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP areas to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ areas inside the Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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