What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which furnishes an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most hosting market preconditions. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number 1: A dumb domain folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 confused? We certainly are!
Weak Point Number 2: The very same mail folder system
The email folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Problem Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the sheer deficiency of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" section at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management tool? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Now and then, on the basis of the billing system (especially conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty CP menus to memorize... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better get to know them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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