What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on today's web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps met all web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to delete 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 domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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)
Are you getting confused? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly reinforce their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too gravely.
Shortcoming Number 3: A total shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to mention the sheer shortage of a modern domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Aspect Number Four: Multiple user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing platform (principally tailored for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the ardent users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), winding up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get to know them rapidly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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