What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite inconsiderable marketing segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small marketing segment, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing absolutely the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish literally the same thing: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domains and websites. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any website hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brand names in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel hosting CP and platform, named differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the assortment on the current hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to run into a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly satisfied all hosting industry preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Side No.1: An idiotic domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to remove 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 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)
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 puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number Three: A complete absence of domain management user interfaces
Do we have to bring up the total lack of a contemporary domain administration interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" section at all. That's a gigantic weakness. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Weak Point Number Four: Many login places (min 2, maximum 3)
What about the demand for another login to make use of the billing, domain name and technical support administration software? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting service provider. Occasionally, on the basis of the invoicing tool (particularly built for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the zealous customers can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to memorize... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting CP. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better memorize them quickly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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