What Does cPanel Website Hosting Stand for?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offers on the present-day web hosting marketplace are generated by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller web hosting is a kind of a small-sized business niche, which furnishes a big amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing exactly the same solutions: mainly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Owing to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the entire website hosting market provide one and the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based Website 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 alternative. So, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than 2%, remark that one...
200,000 "Website Hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the website hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different web hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page creation procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domain names and online portals. Are you ready to make your web hosting choice? Is there any website hosting alternative you can settle on? Sure there is, at the moment there are more than 200k hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ different website hosting brands in the world will give you precisely the same cPanel CP and platform, branded differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting company is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than 1 in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be relentless with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and perhaps covered all web hosting market preconditions. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weak Point Number 1: A dumb domain folder structure
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be ultra cautious not to erase 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 domain names are very simple to delete on the web hosting server, because they all are created 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. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. See for yourself how excellent cPanel's domain name folder arrangement 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)
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 getting confused? We surely are!
Disadvantage Number Two: The same email folder arrangement
The electronic mail folder arrangement on the web hosting server is absolutely the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin blokes firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the email folders on the mail server, praying not to screw things up too irretrievably.
Drawback Number 3: An utter deficiency of domain manipulation options
Do we need to point out the complete shortage of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or administer domain names, alter domain names' Whois information, shield the Whois details, change/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not furnish such a "modern" GUI at all. That's a great problem. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Disadvantage No.4: Many login locations (minimum 2, max three)
How about the demand for an additional login to use the invoicing, domain and tech support management menu? That's apart from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel Website Hosting corporation. Occasionally, based on the invoicing system (principally tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel Website Hosting service provider is making use of, the eager customers can wind up with two extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (counting cPanel).
Weakness Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP areas to get to know... promptly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ sections inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a wonderful idea to become acquainted with each of them. And you'd better get to know them fast... That's inordinately impertinent on cPanel's side.
With all due respect, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting firms:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one too...
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