What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps fulfilled most website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number 1: A dumb domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete entirely 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 domains are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 growing puzzled? We definitely are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to bungle things up too irreparably.
Downside No.3: A total deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the complete lack of a contemporary domain name management menu - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois information, protect the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense drawback. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the billing 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 Website Hosting provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is availing of, the eager users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP sections to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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