What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale marketing segment, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace offer literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can opt for? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names in the world will offer you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on today's hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps fulfilled most hosting industry demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Side Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 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 growing confused? We positively are!
Problem Number 2: The same email folder system
The mail folder arrangement on the web server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Predicament No.3: A sheer lack of domain manipulation sections
Do we need to mention the utter shortage of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" section at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management platform? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting supplier. Now and then, on the basis of the billing transaction tool (particularly devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the billing transaction/domain administration GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support user interface), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience Number 5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP sections to get familiar with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a terrific idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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