What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on today's website hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite insubstantial marketing segment (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet supplying precisely the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same solution: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/CP alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to merely one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are only a normal guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the website creation procedures and the hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting option you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200,000 web hosting companies out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on today's hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math reveals that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a phenomenon like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative aspects of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly answered all website hosting business preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number One: An idiotic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very cautious not to delete entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the hosting server, because they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular 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 try not to erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide 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 getting bewildered? We definitely are!
Negative Aspect No.2: The very same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chums strongly increase their faith in God when coping with the mail folders on the email server, praying not to bungle things up too severely.
Weak Side No.3: A total shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to point out the total shortage of a modern domain name management platform - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a mammoth disadvantage. An unforgivable one, we would like to point out...
Problem Number 4: Numerous user login places (minimum 2, maximum three)
What about the necessity for an additional login to make use of the invoice transaction, domain name and tech support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. At times, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially intended for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the eager users can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration section; 2: the ticket support software solution), ending up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel areas to get familiar with... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than 120 areas inside the web hosting CP. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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