What Indeed is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business segment, which generates an immense quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered most web hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how fantastic 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 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)
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 becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Drawback No.2: The same email folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Weak Point No.3: A sheer deficiency of domain name administration sections
Do we need to mention the total absence of a contemporary domain management GUI - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing tool (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management software; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: 120+ hosting CP areas to pick up... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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