What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which supplies a big number of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting market furnish strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met most website hosting business prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside Number One: A foolish domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain 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)
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)
Are you getting bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same mail folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to muck things up too severely.
Predicament Number 3: An entire lack of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is making use of, the keen users can wind up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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