What In Fact is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on today's hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-scale business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can decide upon? Of course there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you exactly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all website hosting business prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain folder configuration 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)
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 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 becoming puzzled? We absolutely are!
Negative Aspect Number Two: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.
Weak Side Number 3: A sheer absence of domain manipulation sections
Do we have to refer to the absolute lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous problem. An unforgettable one, we want to point out...
Downside No.4: Numerous login locations (min 2, maximum three)
What about the need for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management GUI? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. At times, on the basis of the billing transaction system (particularly invented for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management menu; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting CP menus to grasp... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting distributors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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