What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which supplies an enormous number of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting market offer exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary bloke who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any website hosting variant you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you exactly the same cPanel CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the assortment on today's web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Point No.1: A dumb domain folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very attentive not to erase fully 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 very simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain name folder structure 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute shortage of domain management tools
Do we have to refer to the total absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a huge disadvantage. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Many login places (min two, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting company. Sometimes, depending on the invoice transaction system (principally intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is using, the eager clients can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Side No.5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to learn... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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