What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing segment, which provides a huge amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are similar. Very much alike. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us boil down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply a regular guy who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, right now there are more than 200k web hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a huge stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably covered most web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weak Point Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be very watchful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Determine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 name)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Weak Point No.2: The same mail folder setup
The email folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly reinforce their faith in God when handling the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too gravely.
Drawback Number 3: A sheer shortage of domain management tools
Do we need to bring up the complete shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domains' Whois info, protect the Whois info, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not provide such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's an immense drawback. An unforgivable one, we want to add...
Inconvenience Number 4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max 3)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration section? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. At times, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting service provider is availing of, the earnest users can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support tool), ending up with a total of three login places (counting cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: 120+ website hosting CP sections to get acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to become acquainted with each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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