What Does cPanel Web Hosting Stand for?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small business niche, which provides a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying one and the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Suppose you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k web hosting firms in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names around the world will give you the very same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied all web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be very attentive not to delete fully 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 quite easy to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are placed 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 situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how marvelous 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)
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 name)
Are you growing puzzled? We unquestionably are!
Downside Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to botch things up too fatally.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An entire shortage of domain manipulation GUIs
Do we have to mention the total shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois details, protect the Whois details, alter/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable weakness. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weak Point Number Four: Multiple user login locations (min two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. At times, on the basis of the invoicing platform (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the ticket support software), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than 120 website hosting CP sections to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each of them. And you'd better memorize them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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