cPanel Web Hosting Defined
For your info, it's good to know that most of the cPanel Web Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are supplied by a very insignificant marketing segment (when it comes to annual money flow) called reseller hosting. Reseller web hosting is a sort of a small-scale business segment, which generates a great amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98 percent of the website hosting offers on the entire web hosting market provide the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based Web Hosting prices are alike. Very much alike. Giving those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other website hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than two hundred thousand web hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than 2%, mark that one...
200,000 "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely a normal bloke who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making processes and the website hosting platforms, which in fact power the separate domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, these days there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brand names all over the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel CP and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the diversity on the present hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math reveals that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting vendor is a gigantic stroke of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The strong and weak sides of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be severe with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modish and possibly fulfilled most hosting market preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only one single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Problem Number 1: An idiotic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, though, be extremely careful not to delete 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 domains are very simple to erase on the hosting server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located 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. Discover for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain folder arrangement 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)
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 name)
Are you becoming puzzled? We doubtlessly are!
Drawback No.2: The very same e-mail folder arrangement
The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly reinforce their faith in God when dealing with the e-mail folders on the email server, hoping not to muck things up too seriously.
Problem Number Three: A total lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the total lack of a modern domain name manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domains' Whois information, secure the Whois details, change/set up name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not have such a "contemporary" user interface at all. That's a gigantic predicament. An unjustifiable one, we wish to add...
Negative Sign No.4: Multiple user login places (min two, maximum 3)
What about the necessity for another login to utilize the invoicing transaction, domain and technical support management software solution? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting firm. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting corporation is making use of, the devoted customers can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoicing transaction/domain administration tool; 2: the trouble ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of three login places (including cPanel).
Weak Side No.5: More than a hundred and twenty hosting CP areas to memorize... fast
cPanel offers to your attention 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to pick up each of them. And you'd better learn them quickly... That's very arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Web Hosting service providers:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one too...
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