What Actually is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing segment, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing the very same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market supply precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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 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)
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 becoming disorientated? We categorically are!
Downside No.2: The same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Negative Point Number Three: An utter absence of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to point out the entire lack of a modern domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an enormous predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction tool (particularly invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support interface), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to memorize... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a marvelous idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, 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? Remark that one too...
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