What Does cPanel Web Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current web hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size business niche, which generates a great quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98 percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market supply the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are identical. Very similar. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP choice. So, there is simply a single fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting corporations", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are just a regular guy who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web pages. Are you ready to make your hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, as of now there are more than 200k website hosting companies in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will give you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since 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 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 domain names, please. Discover for yourself how good cPanel's domain name folder structure 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 name)
Are you growing nonplussed? We absolutely are!
Problem Number 2: The very same electronic mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder configuration on the web server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to point out the complete deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not contain such a "modern" tool at all. That's a huge shortcoming. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Weakness No.4: Numerous user login locations (minimum 2, maximum three)
How about the demand for an additional login to access the billing, domain name and tech support administration software? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Web Hosting corporation. At times, based on the billing transaction system (particularly devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting firm is utilizing, the enthusiastic customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management software; 2: the ticket support GUI), ending up with a total of three login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a fine idea to memorize each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them swiftly... That's extremely arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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