cPanel Website Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a quite unsubstantial business segment (as far as yearly cash flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size business niche, which provides an immense quantity of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying literally the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely labeled
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site making processes and the hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can select? Of course there is, right now there are more than 200,000 website hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names around the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, branded in a different way, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that a phenomenon like that will happen! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably answered most website hosting industry prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Drawback No.1: A ludicrous domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely watchful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder setup 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)
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)
Are you growing puzzled? We positively are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder arrangement
The email folder configuration on the server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys firmly increase their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too irreparably.
Drawback Number Three: An utter shortage of domain administration menus
Do we have to cite the absolute absence of a contemporary domain name manipulation user interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois info, protect the Whois details, edit/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a considerable disadvantage. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...
Negative Side Number 4: Multiple user login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an additional login to use the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. Sometimes, on the basis of the billing system (principally built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the eager users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing/domain name administration software; 2: the ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Downside No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to pick up... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty menus inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a fabulous idea to learn each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them rapidly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting service providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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