What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel option. So, there is just a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200k "Website Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Suppose you are just a normal bloke who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique web hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded in a different way, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all hosting market demands. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Inconvenience Number 1: An idiotic domain folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub 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 easy to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Examine for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder structure 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)
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 getting bewildered? We certainly are!
Problem Number Two: The very same email folder structure
The mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly strengthen their faith in God when handling the mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Disadvantage Number Three: A total shortage of domain management sections
Do we have to point out the utter absence of a contemporary domain management tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domains' Whois info, secure the Whois details, change/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" tool at all. That's a major disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Negative Aspect No.4: Many user login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the invoicing transaction, domain and tech support administration software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting firm is availing of, the keen users can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management interface; 2: the trouble ticket support tool), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (counting cPanel).
Downside Number Five: More than 120 web hosting CP departments to pick up... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting CP. It's a fine idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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