What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace supply one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brands across the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the current hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly answered all website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 name)
Are you getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too badly.
Weak Point No.3: A total absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois information, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support management section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing tool (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel departments to grasp... fast
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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