What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered most website hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number One: A ludicrous domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific 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 name)
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 confused? We surely are!
Downside No.2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation tool - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" GUI at all. That's an immense weakness. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the demand for an extra login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is making use of, the devoted users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web 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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