cPanel Web Hosting Definition
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present-day website hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small marketing niche, which furnishes a vast number of different web hosting trademarks, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the website hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide strictly the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite identical. Giving those who demand a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting trademarks around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Assume you are simply a normal fellow who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, now there are more than 200k web hosting vendors in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different hosting brands in the world will offer you precisely the same cPanel hosting Control Panel and platform, branded differently, with literally the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier 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 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably answered most hosting market requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Predicament Number 1: A laughable domain folder configuration
If you have 2 or more domain names, though, be extremely attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite easy to delete on the web server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how fantastic 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)
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)
Are you growing confused? We absolutely are!
Inconvenience Number 2: The same mail folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin blokes firmly fortify their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to botch things up too irretrievably.
Weak Point Number Three: An utter shortage of domain manipulation interfaces
Do we have to point out the utter lack of a modern domain name management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "modern" interface at all. That's a vast downside. An unforgivable one, we wish to add...
Shortcoming Number Four: Many user login places (min 2, max three)
How about the need for an additional login to access the billing transaction, domain name and tech support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction tool (particularly designed for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent customers can end up with two extra login locations (1: the invoicing transaction/domain management tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with a total of three login places (including cPanel).
Drawback No.5: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to pick up... swiftly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the CP. It's a fabulous idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's way too insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting corporations:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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