What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are only a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the various domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a big stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly answered all website hosting business demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem No.1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the 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 is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Side No.2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Aspect Number Three: An utter deficiency of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the utter shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a major downside. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is utilizing, the devoted users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ areas inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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