Definition of cPanel Web Hosting
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business segment, which supplies a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply a regular person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Sure there is, as of now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands around the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present-day website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an enormous strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one 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 fashionable and probably answered most hosting industry requirements. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
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)
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 surely are!
Negative Sign Number Two: The same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too irretrievably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A sheer absence of domain name administration user interfaces
Do we need to point out the sheer lack of a contemporary domain name administration platform - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a colossal problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting provider. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction system (principally designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the enthusiastic customers can wind up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing/domain name administration platform; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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