What is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are generated by a quite unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which supplies an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing precisely the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace provide absolutely the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting alternative you can pick? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k web hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps met most web hosting industry demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Drawback Number One: An imbecilic domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite 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 attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how fabulous cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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 name)
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 getting confused? We positively are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to botch things up too seriously.
Predicament Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain management tools
Do we have to mention the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain administration platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a colossal shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Drawback Number 4: Multiple login locations (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an additional login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Sometimes, depending on the billing tool (especially meant for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting company is availing of, the zealous customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoicing/domain management user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||19 websites hosted|
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