What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are furnished by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
200k "Website Hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, now there are more than 200k website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a big strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated 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. See for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder setup 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 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)
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 getting confused? We categorically are!
Problem Number 2: The same electronic mail folder arrangement
The email folder arrangement on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to mess things up too harshly.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire shortage of domain name manipulation user interfaces
Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name management GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, modify/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an enormous weakness. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Predicament No.4: Many user login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting company. Occasionally, depending on the invoice transaction platform (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing/domain management user interface; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to grasp... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them quickly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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