What Indeed is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day website hosting market are furnished by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market provide strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brand names in the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met all web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder configuration 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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We clearly are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The very same mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too gravely.
Negative Point Number Three: A thorough lack of domain name administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the total deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois details, secure the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a considerable problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain and technical support administration software solution? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. At times, based on the billing system (principally intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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