What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual money flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized business niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering absolutely the same services: chiefly 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 whole website hosting marketplace offer one and the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is just one fact: out of more than 200k hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the web site making procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, at the moment there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting companies out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the variety on today's hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all hosting market requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A moronic domain folder system
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent 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 remove on the hosting server, because they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
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 name)
Are you growing confused? We surely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly enhance their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Drawback No.3: An utter shortage of domain name management user interfaces
Do we need to bring up the utter shortage of a contemporary domain management interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" menu at all. That's a huge problem. An unpardonable one, we wish to add...
Problem Number 4: Multiple user login places (min two, max 3)
What about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. At times, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is utilizing, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness Number 5: 120+ hosting Control Panel departments to become acquainted with... quickly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than 120 areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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