What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?

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What Exactly is cPanel Website Hosting?

For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based website hosting offerings on the contemporary hosting market are generated by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing niche, which furnishes an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based website hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...

200,000 "website hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named

The website hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just an average guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and web sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can choose? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current website hosting market is... Period.

The website hosting LOTTO we are all participating in

Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based website hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered most web hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Point Number 1: A laughable domain folder arrangement

If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder system 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 name)
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)

Are you getting puzzled? We categorically are!

Weak Side No.2: The very same e-mail folder system

The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when tackling the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to screw things up too seriously.

Drawback No.3: A thorough lack of domain name management sections

Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain name administration platform - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an enormous shortcoming. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...

Negative Side Number Four: Many login places (min two, max 3)

How about the demand for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain and tech support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel website hosting supplier. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction tool (especially made for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel website hosting distributor is availing of, the keen clients can wind up with two additional login locations (1: the billing/domain name management GUI; 2: the ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Point Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to get acquainted with... briskly

cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better learn them promptly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based website hosting providers:

As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...

 

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