cPanel Web Hosting Clarified
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are provided by a quite insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering the very same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands across the world will give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably satisfied all website hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Point Number 1: A dumb domain name folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming confused? We clearly are!
Negative Point No.2: The very same email folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Downside Number 3: A complete lack of domain name manipulation GUIs
Do we need to bring up the utter absence of a contemporary domain management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not supply such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Drawback No.4: Many login places (min 2, maximum three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Now and then, based on the billing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than 120 Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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