What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates a big number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting market offer one and the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be ultra attentive not to remove completely 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 very easy to remove on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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 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)
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 getting disorientated? We unquestionably are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same electronic mail folder system
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps firmly enhance their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Predicament Number Three: A complete absence of domain administration menus
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration interface? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is making use of, the zealous users can end up with two extra logins (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (including cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better pick them up promptly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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