What Does cPanel Website Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on today's hosting marketplace are furnished by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual capital flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-sized business segment, which supplies an enormous amount of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market supply one and the same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel choice. Thus, there is only a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200k "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are only a regular fellow who's not very well aware of (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting selection? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Sure there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique hosting brand names across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how large the diversity on the current web hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting distributor is a great stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than one in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably met all hosting business requirements. In brief, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Problem Number 1: A stupid domain folder setup
If you have two or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each new hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are located into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder placed inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder configuration 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)
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 perplexed? We categorically are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the hosting server is strictly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to muck things up too fatally.
Negative Sign Number 3: A complete shortage of domain management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the entire lack of a modern domain name manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/migrate/renew/park or administer domain names, change domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not furnish such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a considerable inconvenience. An unforgettable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Aspect No.4: Numerous login places (min two, max 3)
How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain name and technical support management section? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing platform (principally made for cPanel solely) the cPanel Website Hosting provider is utilizing, the avid clients can wind up with 2 additional login places (1: the invoicing/domain management GUI; 2: the ticket support system), winding up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than a hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel sections to learn... fast
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to pick up each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them rapidly... That's inordinately insolent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting corporations:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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