What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offers on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying strictly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer one and the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only a normal fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel CP and platform, labeled differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates 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 something like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all web hosting industry prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Shortcoming No.1: A laughable domain name folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent 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 server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Determine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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)
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)
Are you becoming puzzled? We categorically are!
Predicament Number Two: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too seriously.
Negative Point No.3: An absolute shortage of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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