What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing literally the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market furnish one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are only an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps covered all website hosting market requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We definitely are!
Downside Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: A sheer shortage of domain name management menus
Do we need to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain name manipulation tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a major inconvenience. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number Four: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (especially conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is using, the eager users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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