What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are provided by a quite unsubstantial business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which provides a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing absolutely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace furnish literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly branded
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal person who's not very familiar with (as most of us) with the web page creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting variant you can pick? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers in existence. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the present hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled all web hosting market demands. 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...
Negative Aspect No.1: A ludicrous domain folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be very careful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very 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 attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name 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 becoming puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness No.2: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder configuration on the hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly fortify their belief in God when tackling the e-mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name management GUIs
Do we have to refer to the total lack of a modern domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Predicament No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
What about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support administration software? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing system (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is utilizing, the eager clients can end up with 2 additional logins (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ web hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to get acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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