What Precisely is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web hosting market requirements. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder system 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We categorically are!
Weak Side No.2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Inconvenience No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain management menus
Do we have to refer to the entire shortage of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Occasionally, based on the invoicing transaction system (especially devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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