cPanel Web Hosting Defined
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's web hosting market are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which provides an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing the very same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market furnish exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
200k "Web Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are just a regular guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the respective domain names and sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting distributors out there. 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 give you literally the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on today's hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting corporation is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly covered most web hosting industry demands. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to remove on the hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
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 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 becoming puzzled? We certainly are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when handling the email folders on the e-mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter absence of domain name administration sections
Do we have to mention the sheer absence of a modern domain name manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domains, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" section at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Problem No.4: Numerous login places (minimum 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support management tool? That's aside from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting provider. Occasionally, depending on the billing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is utilizing, the earnest clients can wind up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support system), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Disadvantage Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to grasp... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to get familiar with each one of them. And you'd better learn them swiftly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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