What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offers on the present website hosting market are provided by a quite inconsiderable business niche (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a sort of a small marketing segment, which generates a vast amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing one and the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire website hosting market offer strictly the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very similar. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than 2 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offerings" Google presents to all of us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an average person who's not very familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website making procedures and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any website hosting alternative you can opt for? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands all over the world will give you strictly the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a huge strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and probably satisfied all web hosting market preconditions. In short, cPanel can do the trick if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number One: A laughable domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be very attentive not to delete fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because they all are created into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 confused? We undeniably are!
Weakness No.2: The same e-mail folder setup
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin chums strongly strengthen their belief in God when tackling the email folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too severely.
Downside No.3: A total absence of domain name administration sections
Do we need to point out the thorough deficiency of a contemporary domain management menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois info, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a colossal weakness. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...
Weakness Number 4: Numerous user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the demand for an extra login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management GUI? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Occasionally, based on the billing platform (especially designed for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is using, the devoted clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the invoicing/domain name administration tool; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting CP areas to get to know... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than one hundred and twenty areas inside the hosting Control Panel. It's a glorious idea to get familiar with each and every one of them. And you'd better grasp them briskly... That's quite insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, 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 too...
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