What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) known as reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace offer precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular fellow who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the contemporary hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem No.1: A foolish domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be ultra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 perplexed? We surely are!
Negative Side No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Problem Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain management sections
Do we have to bring up the total shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, change domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to access the invoicing, domain name and technical support management menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the billing platform (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is availing of, the ardent customers can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration GUI; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Predicament Number Five: 120+ website hosting CP areas to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better memorize them rapidly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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