What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) known as hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole web hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely a normal chap who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names across the world will give you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will happen! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably met most website hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A dumb domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domain names, however, be very watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic 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)
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 becoming perplexed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Point No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder structure on the web hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Downside No.3: A thorough absence of domain administration user interfaces
Do we need to refer to the complete shortage of a modern domain management user interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, edit domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" user interface at all. That's a big shortcoming. An unforgivable one, we would like to add...
Inconvenience Number Four: Many user login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to use the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing platform (principally designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel menus to grasp... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a glorious idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's excessively arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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