What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insubstantial business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller hosting is a type of a small-scale marketing segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands all over the world will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all website hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number One: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain 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. Observe for yourself how good cPanel's domain folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
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 puzzled? We categorically are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same email folder configuration
The mail folder structure on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin blokes strongly increase their belief in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too severely.
Weakness Number 3: A total lack of domain name administration tools
Do we need to refer to the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois details, secure the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's an immense inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we want to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Numerous user login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and tech support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, on the basis of the invoice transaction platform (principally meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the eager clients can end up with two extra login locations (1: the billing/domain management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to become familiar with... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them quickly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting distributors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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