What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which generates a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide literally the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and sites. Are you prepared to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names around the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the variety on today's website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and perhaps met most hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback Number One: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). 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 famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how wonderful cPanel's domain 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 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 getting disorientated? We undoubtedly are!
Negative Point Number 2: The same electronic mail folder setup
The mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their faith in God when handling the email folders on the email server, praying not to botch things up too harshly.
Weak Point No.3: An absolute deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we have to cite the absolute lack of a modern domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois info, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" tool at all. That's a gigantic downside. An unjustifiable one, we want to add...
Drawback Number Four: Numerous user login places (minimum two, max three)
What about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management tool? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting company. At times, depending on the invoicing tool (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the devoted clients can end up with two additional login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the trouble ticket support system), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weak Point Number Five: More than 120 Control Panel areas to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers to your attention more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a great idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them swiftly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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