What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing 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 website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands around the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the current web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A moronic domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete 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 domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are set up 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 domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous 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 name)
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 name)
Are you growing disorientated? We clearly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Inconvenience Number Three: A total absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. At times, based on the billing transaction system (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is utilizing, the keen customers can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration section; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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