Definition of cPanel Website Hosting
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a vast quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying the very same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market supply absolutely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably covered most website hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect No.1: A dumb domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call 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 web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name 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 domains, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous 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 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 puzzled? We clearly are!
Problem Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin blokes strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Sign Number Three: A complete lack of domain name administration tools
Do we need to point out the total lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's an immense predicament. An unpardonable one, we would like to point out...
Inconvenience No.4: Many login places (min two, maximum three)
What about the necessity for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. At times, based on the invoicing system (particularly created for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is making use of, the earnest customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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