What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are generated by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual capital flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which provides a vast amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing one and the same solutions: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to us boil down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting decision? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, now there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ different website hosting brands worldwide will give you the very same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present-day web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and presumably satisfied most web hosting business demands. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Downside Number One: A dumb domain folder system
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 next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to delete on the server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder setup 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 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 growing bewildered? We undoubtedly are!
Weak Side Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number Three: An entire shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we have to bring up the thorough shortage of a modern domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, edit domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a gigantic problem. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point No.4: Multiple login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration tool? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting distributor. At times, based on the billing system (principally developed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is utilizing, the ardent users can end up with 2 extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name management system; 2: the trouble ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... swiftly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to get to know each of them. And you'd better pick them up fast... That's quite arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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