What In Fact is cPanel Web Hosting?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel Web Hosting offerings on the present website hosting marketplace are generated by a very unsubstantial marketing niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a type of a small-size business segment, which furnishes a huge number of different web hosting brand names, yet furnishing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offerings on the whole web hosting marketplace provide the very same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Web Hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those who require a top web hosting service practically no other website hosting platform/web hosting CP option. Thus, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting trademarks all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Web Hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Web Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the very same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are merely an average chap who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the site creation procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domain names and web sites. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any web hosting alternative you can settle on? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers in existence. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique web hosting brand names around the world will offer you the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present web hosting market is... Period.
The Web Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a big stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that a thing like that will happen! Less than 1 in fifty...
The advantages and disadvantages of the cPanel Web Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and perhaps satisfied most web hosting business requirements. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number One: An imbecilic domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domain names, though, be extra careful not to delete fully 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). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Check for yourself how terrific cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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 name)
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 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 bewildered? We positively are!
Problem No.2: The very same electronic mail folder structure
The electronic mail folder configuration on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chums firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the email folders on the mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Point Number 3: A total lack of domain administration tools
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation interface - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domains, modify domain names' Whois details, shield the Whois info, alter/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" GUI at all. That's a great predicament. An unforgettable one, we wish to add...
Weakness Number Four: Numerous login places (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the necessity for another login to use the invoicing, domain name and technical support management system? That's beside the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Web Hosting distributor. At times, on the basis of the invoice transaction system (particularly created for cPanel solely) the cPanel Web Hosting company is using, the avid customers can end up with 2 extra logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain name administration platform; 2: the ticket support platform), ending up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Negative Sign No.5: More than 120 website hosting Control Panel departments to get familiar with... rapidly
cPanel presents for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the web hosting CP. It's a wonderful idea to get to know each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up rapidly... That's inordinately impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Web Hosting providers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one too...
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