What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the website making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness Number 1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove on the server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder setup 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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Downside Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the thorough shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a big downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Many login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the need for another login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting provider. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is availing of, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: More than 120 hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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