What Does cPanel Web Hosting Mean?
For your information, it's good to know that the majority of the cPanel-based Web Hosting offerings on the contemporary website hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial marketing segment (as far as annual money flow is concerned) known as hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small marketing niche, which furnishes an immense number of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98 percent of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace offer strictly the same service: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting price tags are identical. Very similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other website hosting platform/website hosting CP alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting distributors", all cPanel-based, yet differently dubbed
The Web Hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us come down to just one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are only an ordinary bloke who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web site development processes and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the individual domain names and online portals. Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand website hosting distributors in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200,000+ different web hosting brands in the world will offer you the very same cPanel Control Panel and platform, named differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the diversity on the contemporary website hosting marketplace is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple arithmetic shows that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting market prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Negative Sign Number 1: A moronic domain name folder configuration
If you have two or more domains, however, be very watchful not to erase entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to delete on the web server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how amazing 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)
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 nonplussed? We unquestionably are!
Negative Sign Number 2: The same email folder arrangement
The mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same mistake twice?!? The admin blokes strongly fortify their faith in God when managing the e-mail folders on the e-mail server, praying not to bungle things up too harshly.
Negative Side No.3: An absolute absence of domain name management GUIs
Do we need to refer to the complete deficiency of a modern domain management GUI - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, modify domain names' Whois details, secure the Whois info, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not involve such a "modern" section at all. That's a big inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we wish to point out...
Negative Side No.4: Multiple user login places (minimum two, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to make use of the billing, domain and technical support administration platform? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based Web Hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the invoice transaction system (particularly built for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Web Hosting distributor is making use of, the eager customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software solution; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login locations (counting cPanel).
Negative Aspect Number 5: 120+ CP departments to get to know... quickly
cPanel offers to your attention more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to grasp each of them. And you'd better pick them up quickly... That's very impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting companies:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...
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