What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are furnished by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/Control Panel choice. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are just an ordinary chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200,000 website hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different website hosting brands all over the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably met most web hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain name folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how great 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 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 baffled? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly reinforce their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too irretrievably.
Predicament No.3: An absolute shortage of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the total lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a colossal problem. An unjustifiable one, we wish to point out...
Weak Point Number 4: Many login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for another login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction platform (principally designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is making use of, the ardent users can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management menu; 2: the ticket support user interface), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel menus to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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