What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace supply literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can settle on? Of course there is, right now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all website hosting industry preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain folder setup
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra attentive not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web server, because they all are set up 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name 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)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Predicament No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: A thorough shortage of domain name administration menus
Do we have to mention the absolute absence of a modern domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" section at all. That's a considerable downside. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Drawback No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain administration interface; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Predicament No.5: 120+ hosting CP menus to become familiar with... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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