What Does cPanel Web Hosting Represent?
For your information, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the current web hosting marketplace are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing niche (when it comes to annual cash flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-size marketing segment, which generates a big number of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the web hosting offerings on the entire website hosting marketplace provide precisely the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Quite similar. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/website hosting CP option. Thus, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting companies", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely a regular person who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the various domain names and web portals. Are you ready to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting variant you can choose? Of course there is, at present there are more than 200,000 web hosting vendors out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique web hosting brands around the world will give you the same cPanel website hosting Control Panel and platform, named in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the contemporary web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all participating in
Simple math demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous 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 strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel-based Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly fulfilled all web hosting business requirements. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number One: A moronic domain name folder structure
If you have two or more domains, though, be extra careful not to remove 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 very easy to delete on the web hosting server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Decide for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name 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 name)
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 becoming confused? We undeniably are!
Disadvantage No.2: The same e-mail folder configuration
The mail folder arrangement on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when dealing with the mail folders on the mail server, hoping not to mess things up too gravely.
Weak Side Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name management options
Do we need to cite the total shortage of a contemporary domain name management interface - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, modify domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, modify/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a major drawback. An unjustifiable one, we would like to add...
Downside Number Four: Many login locations (minimum 2, maximum 3)
How about the need for an extra login to avail of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Web Hosting vendor. Sometimes, based on the billing platform (principally made for cPanel only) the cPanel Web Hosting vendor is using, the eager clients can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration system; 2: the ticket support system), ending up with an aggregate of three user login locations (including cPanel).
Problem No.5: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to get to know... briskly
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a terrific idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's very impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...
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