What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small business segment, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, mind that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting option you can select? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200,000 web hosting firms out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the current web hosting marketplace 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 firm is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be cruel with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably satisfied most web hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be ultra careful not to erase fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain 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 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 puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The very same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly increase their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the email server, hoping not to bungle things up too seriously.
Weak Point No.3: A thorough lack of domain administration GUIs
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a big predicament. An unforgivable one, we wish to point out...
Weakness Number 4: Multiple login places (min 2, max 3)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (especially meant for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is making use of, the keen users can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number Five: 120+ web hosting CP areas to grasp... promptly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the CP. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's very insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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