What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a very inconsiderable marketing segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which furnishes a great number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering strictly the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace supply exactly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite identical. Leaving for those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. Thus, there is only one fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2 percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently branded
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only an ordinary person who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and websites. Are you ready to make your hosting selection? Is there any hosting alternative you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k web hosting providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you strictly the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the variety on the current website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic reveals that to encounter a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that something like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably answered most web hosting industry requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain name folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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 wonderful cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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 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 name)
Are you getting perplexed? We definitely are!
Weak Side Number 2: The very same email folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly enhance their faith in God when handling the electronic mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to screw things up too irreparably.
Weak Side No.3: A complete deficiency of domain name manipulation sections
Do we need to bring up the entire shortage of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great drawback. An unforgettable one, we wish to point out...
Shortcoming No.4: Many user login locations (min two, max three)
What about the demand for another login to avail of the invoicing transaction, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Sometimes, depending on the invoicing transaction system (especially developed for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the avid users can wind up with two extra logins (1: the billing/domain name administration section; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Weak Point No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to learn... quickly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to become familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better get to know them quickly... That's way too impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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