What Does cPanel Website Hosting Signify?
For your info, it's useful to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the contemporary web hosting market are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-scale business segment, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting brands, yet furnishing one and the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the very same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website Hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200,000 website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as most of us) with the site creation processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, today there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ different web hosting brand names across the world will offer you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary website hosting market is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is a gigantic stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be pitiless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps satisfied all website hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number 1: A foolish domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, however, be extremely cautious not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to delete on the hosting server, because they all are located into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very 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 erase the files of the add-on domains, please. Discover for yourself how wonderful 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 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 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 becoming disorientated? We surely are!
Downside No.2: The very same email folder configuration
The mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their belief in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too fatally.
Downside Number 3: A thorough lack of domain management GUIs
Do we have to point out the entire shortage of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois info, edit/create name servers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a great downside. An unforgettable one, we want to add...
Negative Side Number Four: Many user login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting firm. At times, on the basis of the billing tool (principally developed for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting company is utilizing, the enthusiastic clients can end up with two extra logins (1: the billing transaction/domain administration system; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Problem Number 5: 120+ web hosting CP departments to become acquainted with... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty sections inside the web hosting CP. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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