What Does cPanel Website Hosting Mean?
For your info, it's good to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based Website Hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting market are provided by a quite insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) known as reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-size marketing segment, which supplies a huge amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet providing literally the same solutions: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Because at least 98% of the hosting offers on the entire web hosting marketplace furnish the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting price tags are similar. Quite identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel choice. So, there is just one single fact: out of more than 200k web hosting trademarks worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The Website Hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offers" Google shows to us come down to merely one thing: cPanel. Under hundreds of thousands of different website hosting brand names. Assume you are merely an ordinary chap who's not very well aware of (as the majority of us) with the web page making processes and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the respective domains and websites. Are you ready to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting option you can decide upon? Sure there is, today there are more than 200k hosting service providers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique website hosting brand names across the world will give you precisely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, labeled in a different way, with absolutely the same price tags! WOW! That's how enormous the variety on the present-day web hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTO we are all participating in
Simple math shows that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a colossal stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The positive and negative points of the cPanel-based Website Hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered all web hosting business prerequisites. In brief, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Weakness Number 1: A foolish domain folder system
If you have 2 or more domains, though, be ultra careful not to remove fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web hosting server, because 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 name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how great cPanel's domain name 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 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 getting confused? We undeniably are!
Negative Aspect Number 2: The same electronic mail folder system
The mail folder structure on the hosting server is precisely the same as that of the domains... Making the same error twice?!? The admin chaps strongly fortify their belief in God when coping with the mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to muck things up too severely.
Negative Aspect Number 3: An absolute lack of domain administration menus
Do we have to refer to the utter shortage of a modern domain name administration interface - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois details, protect the Whois details, modify/create nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not involve such a "contemporary" interface at all. That's a major weakness. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Sign Number Four: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum 3)
How about the necessity for an extra login to make use of the billing transaction, domain name and technical support management user interface? That's apart from the cPanel account login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel Website Hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the billing system (principally devised for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting supplier is availing of, the earnest customers can end up with 2 additional login places (1: the billing/domain administration user interface; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 user login places (counting cPanel).
Negative Sign Number Five: 120+ website hosting Control Panel areas to become acquainted with... briskly
cPanel offers for your consideration 120+ departments inside the website hosting CP. It's a great idea to get to know each one of them. And you'd better get familiar with them briskly... That's way too arrogant on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel Website Hosting vendors:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...
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