What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal bloke who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered all website hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: A laughable domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 growing puzzled? We undoubtedly are!
Predicament Number Two: The very same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's an immense disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the invoicing tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel menus to learn... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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