What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small business niche, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing precisely the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the assortment on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra cautious not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to delete on the web server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous 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 domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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)
Are you growing disorientated? We surely are!
Weakness Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to bungle things up too seriously.
Negative Sign Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we have to bring up the utter lack of a modern domain name administration interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a great weakness. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Disadvantage No.4: Many user login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to avail of the invoicing, domain name and technical support administration menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Sometimes, based on the invoicing platform (especially meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is availing of, the avid customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain administration GUI; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than 120 website hosting CP departments to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them briskly... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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