What Does cPanel Web Hosting Denote?
For your info, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insignificant business segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which supplies a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same thing: chiefly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting market provide precisely the same solution: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are identical. Quite identical. Leaving for those in need of a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is merely a 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 percent, note that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet distinctly named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different website hosting brand names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web page development procedures and the hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and web portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can opt for? Sure there is, today there are more than 200,000 website hosting distributors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these more than two hundred thousand different website hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present-day web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting provider is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...
The pros and cons of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be unfair with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably fulfilled all web hosting industry preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Shortcoming Number One: A foolish domain name folder system
If you have two or more domain names, though, be very attentive 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 domain names are very easy to remove on the web server, since they all are placed 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Verify for yourself how marvelous cPanel's domain 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)
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 name)
Are you growing bewildered? We positively are!
Predicament Number Two: The same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly strengthen their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, hoping not to bungle things up too severely.
Negative Point Number 3: A total shortage of domain administration interfaces
Do we need to cite the utter absence of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois info, change/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's an immense drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Predicament No.4: Multiple login locations (min 2, max three)
What about the demand for an additional login to avail of the invoice transaction, domain and technical support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting supplier. At times, based on the billing platform (especially devised for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting supplier is making use of, the enthusiastic clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration software solution; 2: the ticket support section), ending up with a total of three user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel areas to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's an excellent idea to memorize each one of them. And you'd better get acquainted with them promptly... That's extremely impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting providers:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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