What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are just an ordinary guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly met all hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 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 getting confused? We surely are!
Drawback No.2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the email server, praying not to muck things up too badly.
Shortcoming No.3: An utter absence of domain name management sections
Do we need to cite the thorough deficiency of a modern domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a vast downside. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Occasionally, based on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is making use of, the zealous clients can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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