What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very unsubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet offering strictly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market provide one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average chap who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k hosting companies in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands across the world will give you strictly the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is an immense stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and possibly met all website hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: A dumb domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extra watchful not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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 name)
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 baffled? We positively are!
Negative Sign No.2: The very same email folder system
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to mess things up too severely.
Negative Side Number Three: An absolute shortage of domain administration options
Do we need to mention the total shortage of a modern domain manipulation user interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a colossal downside. An inexcusable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Point No.4: Numerous user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to access the invoicing, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (particularly intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the eager customers can end up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoicing/domain name management software platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting Control Panel menus to learn... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's inordinately impudent 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 aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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