What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the contemporary web hosting market are supplied by a quite insubstantial marketing niche (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet offering the very same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market provide precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP choice. Thus, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names in the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the website making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 web hosting corporations out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brands around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the variety on the present website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple mathematics shows that to chance upon a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a big 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 advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps fulfilled all website hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder arrangement
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very simple to erase on the web hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular 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 remove the files of the add-on domains, please. Observe for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 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 name)
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 surely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same email folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Shortcoming Number Three: A total absence of domain administration tools
Do we need to mention the total lack of a modern domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not offer such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great drawback. An inexcusable one, we want to add...
Problem No.4: Many user login locations (min 2, max 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support administration platform? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting corporation. Occasionally, on the basis of the billing tool (principally created for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting corporation is utilizing, the zealous clients can end up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting CP. It's a superb idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them swiftly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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