What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web hosting industry prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament Number One: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 categorically are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder setup
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when handling the email folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Negative Side No.3: An entire deficiency of domain name management menus
Do we have to point out the thorough lack of a modern domain management tool - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a colossal predicament. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management software? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than 120 hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, 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? Mind that one too...
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