What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual cash flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small business segment, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/hosting CP choice. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and web portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting suppliers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely 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 contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably fulfilled most web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: A stupid domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra cautious not to erase completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the web server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name 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 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)
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 perplexed? We surely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The very same mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly fortify their belief in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too fatally.
Weakness Number 3: An absolute absence of domain name administration GUIs
Do we need to bring up the complete absence of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "modern" tool at all. That's a big disadvantage. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Weak Side Number 4: Many user login locations (minimum two, max three)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoicing, domain name and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting supplier. Occasionally, based on the billing system (particularly developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the enthusiastic users can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to grasp each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one too...
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