What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense number of different web hosting brands, yet offering literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide one and the same thing: 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 virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a normal bloke who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a colossal 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 strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably answered all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number 1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive not to erase fully 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 name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder system 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 name)
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 growing perplexed? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The very same e-mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: A sheer absence of domain administration options
Do we have to bring up the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a huge predicament. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Weak Side Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction tool (especially made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the CP. It's a superb idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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