What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the current website hosting marketplace are generated by a very inconsiderable business segment (when it comes to yearly cash flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which supplies a huge number of different web hosting brands, yet supplying one and the same services: chiefly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least ninety eight percent of the web hosting offers on the entire hosting market offer the same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very much alike. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service almost no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. So, there is simply one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, note that one...
200k "Web Hosting vendors", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the website hosting "offers" Google presents to us come down to just one and the same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different web hosting trademarked names. Assume you are merely an average bloke who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and web pages. Are you prepared to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting option you can select? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200k web hosting providers in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will give you literally the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the diversity on the present website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a gigantic strike of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that something like that will occur! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and probably covered all web hosting industry requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Aspect Number One: An idiotic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be extra watchful not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will dub each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Observe for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain folder system 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)
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 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 becoming nonplussed? We doubtlessly are!
Weakness No.2: The same mail folder configuration
The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin guys strongly increase their belief in God when coping with the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Side Number Three: An entire lack of domain management GUIs
Do we need to bring up the absolute shortage of a contemporary domain name manipulation platform - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, alter domains' Whois info, shield the Whois details, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic downside. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Negative Sign No.4: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to use the invoicing, domain name and tech support management platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel-based Web Hosting corporation. Now and then, on the basis of the invoicing transaction platform (particularly intended for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting provider is utilizing, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name administration menu; 2: the ticket support GUI), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Predicament Number 5: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP menus to memorize... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them fast... That's inordinately arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting suppliers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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