What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one 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%! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site development processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly covered all hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Side Number One: A ludicrous domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name 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)
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 confused? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin guys strongly reinforce their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Point No.3: An utter lack of domain name manipulation menus
Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, edit domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois info, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a major shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point Number 4: Multiple user login locations (min 2, max three)
How about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain name and technical support administration user interface? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (particularly tailored for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is making use of, the avid users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support section), winding up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to grasp... fast
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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