What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current hosting market are provided by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal guy who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different hosting brand names worldwide will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on today's website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably met all web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Downside No.1: A stupid domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to delete on the server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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)
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 getting baffled? We categorically are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage No.3: An entire shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we need to bring up the complete lack of a modern domain name management interface - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An unpardonable one, we want to add...
Weak Side Number 4: Numerous user login locations (minimum two, max 3)
What about the need for an extra login to access the invoicing, domain and technical support management interface? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Sometimes, based on the billing transaction tool (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is availing of, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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