What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which provides an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are just an average guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different hosting brand names all over the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named differently, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all website hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extra careful not to remove 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 hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous 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 erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 nonplussed? We clearly are!
Weak Point No.2: The very same electronic mail folder system
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly enhance their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to muck things up too irreparably.
Downside Number Three: A sheer lack of domain name management sections
Do we have to cite the entire shortage of a contemporary domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois information, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to make use of the invoicing, domain name and technical support management software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting company. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (principally meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is using, the enthusiastic customers can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP departments to become familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them fast... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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