What Exactly is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a regular guy who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands all over the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with absolutely 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 shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably met most website hosting industry preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage No.1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain 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)
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 confused? We definitely are!
Negative Point Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too badly.
Problem Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain management tools
Do we need to mention the utter lack of a modern domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois info, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" tool at all. That's a mammoth predicament. An inexcusable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage Number 4: Numerous login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration menu? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Sometimes, based on the invoice transaction system (principally conceived for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is making use of, the eager users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration user interface; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel sections to get acquainted with... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
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