What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names in the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
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 trendy and possibly met most web hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number One: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, 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 server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 name)
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 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 becoming bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly increase their belief in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number Three: An utter lack of domain management menus
Do we have to point out the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a gigantic shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number 4: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to make use of the invoicing, domain and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoicing transaction system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the avid customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to pick up... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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