What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a vast amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing strictly the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply an average person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any web hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting firms out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic reveals that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that something like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and presumably covered most web hosting business preconditions. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A stupid domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 becoming baffled? We categorically are!
Weakness Number Two: The very same email folder system
The email folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys firmly increase their faith in God when tackling the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Sign Number Three: A thorough absence of domain management tools
Do we need to point out the thorough lack of a contemporary domain administration user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we want to point out...
Inconvenience Number 4: Numerous login locations (min two, max three)
What about the need for another login to access the billing, domain name and tech support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing tool (principally devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration menu; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Drawback Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them briskly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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