What Indeed is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a huge quantity of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are only a regular guy who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brands worldwide will offer you the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple mathematics shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably fulfilled all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side Number One: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very careful not to delete 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 name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the server, since 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. 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 folder arrangement 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)
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 doubtlessly are!
Problem Number Two: The very same mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly strengthen their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too irreparably.
Weak Side No.3: An absolute shortage of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a big weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Numerous login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain name and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (particularly meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is using, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management platform; 2: the ticket support platform), winding up with a total of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to get to know... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a great idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
|1000 MB storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|2000 MB bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
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