What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a quite insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet offering literally the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/CP choice. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides 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 possibly covered most website hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament No.1: A ludicrous domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 baffled? We undoubtedly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect No.3: A sheer lack of domain name manipulation options
Do we need to point out the total deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the billing platform (principally conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the keen customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration interface; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a superb idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them quickly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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