What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business niche, which generates an enormous quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole hosting market offer literally the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are only an ordinary person who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the different domains and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting service providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200,000+ unique website hosting brand names around the world will offer you exactly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how big the diversity on today's web hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The upsides and downsides of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and possibly fulfilled all website hosting industry requirements. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A foolish domain folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra attentive not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed 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 good cPanel's domain name folder system 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)
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 name)
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 becoming baffled? We definitely are!
Shortcoming Number Two: The same e-mail folder configuration
The email folder structure on the web server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps firmly strengthen their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to muck things up too badly.
Negative Sign No.3: A complete deficiency of domain administration menus
Do we have to point out the utter deficiency of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's an immense downside. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weak Point Number 4: Many user login places (minimum 2, max 3)
How about the necessity for another login to access the invoicing transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Website Hosting vendor. Occasionally, depending on the invoicing transaction platform (especially devised for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting vendor is making use of, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software solution; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with a total of three user login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Side Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ sections inside the web hosting CP. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them briskly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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