What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying exactly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the whole website hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra attentive not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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 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)
Are you getting disorientated? We absolutely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to cite the sheer lack of a contemporary domain management tool - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable predicament. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is making use of, the avid users can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting CP sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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