What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on today's hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which generates a vast quantity of different web hosting brands, yet offering one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting market provide literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an average bloke who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands all over the world will give you the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present-day website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly met most web hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely watchful not to erase entirely 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 domain names are quite easy to erase on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how excellent 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 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 name)
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 growing disorientated? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback Number 2: The same email folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin boys firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Weakness No.3: A complete shortage of domain name administration sections
Do we have to refer to the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration user interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domains, change domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a mammoth shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Disadvantage Number Four: Many login places (min 2, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction system (principally built for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the eager customers can wind up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoicing/domain administration tool; 2: the ticket support tool), winding up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better memorize them promptly... That's excessively arrogant 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 as well...
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