What is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which furnishes a big number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel option. Thus, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a regular fellow who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting service providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on the contemporary web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The pros and cons of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably met most website hosting market demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 getting confused? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Sign No.2: The same mail folder system
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly enhance their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too seriously.
Negative Side Number Three: A complete lack of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to cite the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Problem No.4: Multiple user login locations (min two, max 3)
How about the need for another login to use the billing transaction, domain name and tech support management interface? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... fast
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them fast... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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